Tzatziki Recipe


Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 cup
Author CASA Veneracion


  • 1/2 cucumber
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 3/4 cup well-chilled Greek yogurt
  • lemon zest
  • juice from 1/3 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon chopped dill


  • Peel the cucumber then cut lengthwise. Using a teaspoon, scape off and discard the seeds. Finely grate cucumber.
  • Place the grated cucumber in a piece of cheesecloth. Gather the edges of the cheesecloth then squeeze out as much water as you can. Place the grated cucumber in a mixing bowl.
  • Peel the garlic and grate. Add to the cucumber.
  • Stir in the yogurt to the cucumber and garlic.
  • Grate the zest of the lemon directly over the yogurt mixture.
  • Squeeze the lemon juice into the yogurt mixture.
  • Sprinkle in the dill and stir.
  • Serve the tzatziki cold.