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Tzatziki (yogurt and cucumber sauce)

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Tzatziki (yogurt and cucumber sauce)

Tzatziki (yogurt and cucumber sauce)

Jessica Braider
This quick and easy dip is the perfect side for any Middle Eastern meal and also makes a fantastic healthy snack paired with raw veggies and chips or crackers.
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Greek, Mediterranean
Servings 6 servings


  • 1 cup low fat plain yogurt or use any variety
  • 2 cup cucumbers 1/2 of 1 cucumber peeled and grated, and squeezed dry with a clean towel (1/2total), peel and slice the rest of the cucumbers for serving
  • 1 clove garlic minced, about 1/2 tsp.
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh dill chopped, or use 1 tsp. dried
  • 1/4 lemon juice only, about 2 Tbsp.
  • 1 tsp. honey
  • 1 tsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 lb. baby carrots or large carrots optional


  • Combine the yogurt, grated cucumber, garlic, dill, lemon, honey, and oil.
  • Serve immediately or refrigerate it for up to 3 days. Serve the tzatziki with the remaining cucumber and/or carrots.


Nutritional Information Per Serving (% based upon daily values): Calories 38, Total Fat: 1g, 1.5%; Saturated Fat: 0g, 0%; Cholesterol: 3mg, 1%; Sodium: 16mg, 1%; Total Carbohydrate: 4g, 1.5%; Dietary Fiber: 0g, 0%; Sugar: 3g; Protein: 5g
Keyword 30 Minutes (or less) Meals, Company/Entertaining, Gluten-Free, Kid-Friendly, Kosher, Low Sodium, Make-Ahead, Nut-Free, Side Dish, Snack/Appetizer, Super Scramble Express (20 minutes or less total), Vegetarian
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