Kittencal's Tzatziki (Greek Cucumber and Yogurt Salad)

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"I strongly suggest to use Greek yogurt for this it's richer and thicker then regular yogurt, however if you cannot find Greek yogurt just use 4 cups regular full-fat plain yogurt and drain it in the fridge through a triple thickness of cheesecloth for 8 hours or overnight, if you are using Greek yogurt you will not have to strain it but make certain to drain the cucumber very well Plan ahead there is a 2 hour refrigeration time before serving "

Original recipe yields 5 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (152.6 g)
  • Calories 104.3
  • Total Fat - 2.8 g
  • Saturated Fat - 1.7 g
  • Cholesterol - 9.3 mg
  • Sodium - 109.2 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 11.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.1 g
  • Sugars - 11.2 g
  • Protein - 8 g
  • Calcium - 277.6 mg
  • Iron - 0.2 mg
  • Vitamin C - 1.7 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

Put the finely chopped cucumbers in a sieve and press out as much excess liquid as possible. In a large bowl mix the minced garlic with the salt into a paste. Add in the Greek yogurt (or strained yogurt) with garlic/salt paste, add to the drained cucumbers, mint, olive oil, more salt and pepper to taste.

Step 2

Cover and chill for a minimum of 2 hours before serving.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



This was great over Derf's Pork Souvlaki. I loved the flavors in this and it complimented the pork so well. No wonder they always use this sauce on Souvlaki.

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(6 Mar 2013)

Bergy (RIP" Forever in our Kitchen)

Great flavour - I was heavy with the garlic. Served with Bagel chips intead of traditional pita. Went over well. Another Kitten recipe I love Thanks!

(28 Jul 2012)