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Greek Tzatziki Recipe

This Greek Tzatziki Recipe is a well-known appetizer especially to those who know of Greek cuisine and love garlic.  It is made with freshly grated cucumber, garlic, greek yogurt, olive oil, and my absolutely favorite herb Dill.   The traditional Greek Tzatziki recipe does not contain dill, but as the years go by you want to tweak it with one more ingredient.  I chose dill because well, we all love this herb.

If you could just see how I prepare this Greek Tzatziki Recipe,  you would on the floor laughing.  I basically hold my breath so that I don’t smell the garlic!!  The dill definitely helps bring down the intense smell of the garlic once it’s combined.

I am going to honest, many many moons ago I used to eat Tzatziki.  But manyyyyy manyyyyy moons ago my husband and I went out with friends to a Greek Souvlaki place in our neighborhood, in Greece.  Never really liked garlic but I would just add a dash of it to my souvlaki.

Anyway, we gave our order and all the delicious treats arrived about 30 minutes later.   I had ordered Chicken Kalamaki (Chicken Skewer) with a side order of tzatziki. It also came with french fries and a small greek salad. I remember this because that was the night I stopped eating Tzatziki altogether.

To make a long story short, the Tzatziki had a strange smell more of a funky smell.  I mentioned it but everyone said I was being “picky”.  Well, guess!! that night everyone got food poisoning except for me.  I was right!!   Hmm, Picky eater!! shhh don’t tell anyone but I am a picky eater. 🙂

So, for those of you who love garlic give this recipe a try.

Have a good one everyone!!!

Happy Cooking all!!


tzatziki dip, yogurt, olive oil

Greek Tzatziki Recipe

A greek appetizer dip made with freshly grated cucumbers, greek yogurt, and garlic.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Course Appetizer, Dip, Homemade
Cuisine Greek, Mediterranean
Servings 4 people


  • 1 cup Greek yogurt greek whole milk yogurt
  • 1 cucumber grated
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • ½ cup dill
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 1 ½ tbsp vinegar red
  • salt (optional)


  • Wash and use a grater to grate the cucumber
    grated cucumber, grater
  • In a separate bowl add-in olive oil.
    olive oil
  • Add vinegar, stir.
    balsamic vinegar
  • Add grated cucumber, dill, garlic into a blender or food processor and blend on high speed for 5 minutes.
    dill, garlic, cucumber mix
  • Place cucumber mixture into a bowl and add in the yogurt. Stir and garnish with olive oil
    Greek yogurt, cucumber mixture
  • Place in the fridge for 1 hour. Serve
    tzatziki dip, bowl, olive oil, yogurt
Keyword appetizers, Dip, Easy recipe, Quick,



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  1. You know how much I love this! In fact I am reposting this tomorrow. 🙂

  2. oooh! I bet those friends listen to you now!🤢

  3. Sounds yummy and a flip coleslaw.💓🍂🍂🍂🍂🍮🍂

  4. I love Tzatziki! I could simply eat it with everything! So refreshing! And I love to add the dill too 😉😋

    • Thanks Riiii!! hahahah its funny because I don’t eat Tzatziki due to the garlic butttttt I do make it for everyone else. hahahhah

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