You likaah the juice

This is an awesome dip, relish, condiment or funny sounding word.


  • about 3 cups Greek Yogurt
  • 1 cucumber
  • 2 tbsp fresh dill minced
  • 1 tbsp fresh mint chopped fine
  • Olive oil
  • 1 lemon
  • Salt/pepper

Peel cucumber and grate fine. Place in a colander and sprinkle on some salt. After 10 minutes ,squeeze as much liquid as possible from the shredded cucumber and place in a bowl with the juice of a lemon, 3 cups yogurt, mint, dill and 4 tbsp olive oil. Season with salt and pepper and let sit for 2 hours in the refrigerator. Taste and add more oil, yogurt, lemon juice, salt and pepper to taste. Serve cold.

Here is a little something for all you Gyro lovers as well. The quality is not so good but oh well.


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This blog attempts to collect some of the things I try to create with food and booze. Sometimes I succeed and sometimes I fail. My hope is to entertain and maybe help people think a little harder about what they decide to eat and drink.
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26 Responses to Tzatziki

  1. spree says:

    One of my favorite things to dip into and this looks just like my Dad would make! (and he knew Tzatziki – and obviously, so do you!)

  2. Carolyn Chan says:

    I love tzatziki. Would be nice in your household to cool down some of the spicy dishes you cook 🙂

  3. Coming to the end of the Tzatziki season, but this looks a good one.

  4. Mad Dog says:

    Delicious and really simple 😉

  5. billpeeler says:

    Such delicious, creamy goodness!

  6. egg me on says:

    I likaah a lot. Good stuff. Now I want to a gyyyyy-rooo.

  7. nrhatch says:

    Mmm . . . so refreshing.

    This was one of the featured “sauces and salsas” last week at Panera. I mixed it into some plain jane macaroni salad. Yum!

  8. I love this sauce on meats. Mmm…

  9. Eva Taylor says:

    Spotty internet in Budapest is making it very frustrating to comment. But YUM!

  10. TasteFood says:

    Tzatziki is one of my favorite sauces/condiments. Never enough!

  11. Kristy says:

    Mike loves tzatziki especially on gyros!

  12. Pass the pitta please!

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  14. Yummy on a gyros! How refreshing!

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  16. rsmacaalay says:

    One of my favourite sauces around specially with kebabs

  17. Purely.. Kay says:

    I am such a HUGE fan of tzatziki sauce. I’ve made it before but it never turned out the way I really wanted it too. will try out this with my gyros 🙂

  18. One of my all time favorites…Tzatziki…so simple and fresh and is good on so many other foods. I am making this this coming weekend. Gracias.

  19. Kas says:

    Oooo I LOVE Tzatziki! Yours looks to die for! Will have to try.

  20. I love a good homemade tatziki, I don’t usually add mint, so storing that tip away for summer BBQ’s.

  21. ChgoJohn says:

    This is such a great condiment. I always get some to go when I’m at my favorite Greek restaurant. Now I’m wondering why I just don’t make it myself, using your recipe.

  22. Cyndi says:

    Love your Site………Thanks! Cheers…….

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  24. Sherry says:

    what no garlic?

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