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Authentic Greek Tzatziki sauce recipe

Authentic Tzatziki sauce Recipe (Greek Yogurt, Cucumber Dip)

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  • Author: Eli K. Giannopoulos
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 0 min
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 3 cups 1x
  • Category: Dips
  • Cuisine: Greek

Description

The authentic Greek tzatziki sauce recipe. Find out how to prepare this creamy Greek yogurt, cucumber and garlic dip as served in the very best taverns!


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 cucumber
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1/4 of a cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 500g strained Greek yogurt (18 ounces)
  • 12 tbsps of red wine vinegar
  • a pinch of salt and freshly ground pepper


Instructions

  1. To prepare this authentic Greek tzatziki sauce recipe, remove the skin and the seeds of the cucumber and grate it into a large bowl. Season with salt and pepper and leave aside for 10 minutes.
  2. Afterwards, wrap the grated cucumber in a towel and squeeze, in order to get rid of the excess water.
  3. Assemble the tzatziki sauce. In a bowl, add the cucumber, the minced garlic and olive oil, the yogurt, 1-2 tbsps of red wine vinegar, a pinch of salt and blend, until the ingredients are combined. Store the tzatziki sauce in the fridge and always serve cold. (Alternatively, if you have a blender, pour in the olive oil and garlic and blend until combined. Then mix with the rest of the ingredients using a spoon. This will help the garlic to mix better with the rest of the ingredients).
  4. Prepare this traditional tzatziki sauce for your friends and family and serve as a delicious dip with some warm pita breads aside, or as a sauce for Greek-style souvlaki. Enjoy!

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 2 tbsps
  • Calories: 85kcal
  • Sugar: 2.1g
  • Sodium: 209.1mg
  • Fat: 6.8g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.7g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 4.9g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 2.7g
  • Fiber: 0.1g
  • Protein: 3.9g
  • Cholesterol: 5.4mg

Keywords: Authentic Tzatziki recipe, Greek Yogurt and Cucumber sauce