Tzatziki

DrygastDrygast, 2024-02-03

This creamy yogurt sauce is cool and refreshing with hints of garlic, cucumber and fresh herbs. A perfect accompaniment to all Mediterranean-inspired dishes.

 

  • Servings4 Portions
  • AllergensMilk

 

  • Cook Time20 min

Description

Tzatziki is a traditional Greek condiment known for its cool and refreshing qualities. It typically consists of strained yogurt, cucumber, garlic, olive oil, and various herbs such as dill or mint. This creamy and tangy sauce is widely used in Greek cuisine as a dip, accompaniment to grilled meats, or a topping for gyros and souvlaki. The pronunciation often leads to variations in spelling (tsatsiki, tsatziki, tzatsiki), with "tzatziki" being the more widely accepted and recognized term. Regardless of its spelling, tzatziki adds a burst of flavor to dishes and is cherished for its distinct Mediterranean taste.

Ingredients

Tzatziki

Nutrition Facts*

 TotalServing100 g
Energy583.31 kcal145.83 kcal91 kcal
Carbohydrates27.82 g6.95 g4.34 g
Fat44.29 g11.07 g6.91 g
Protein18.46 g4.62 g2.88 g
Sugar22.88 g5.72 g3.57 g
Salt6.22 g1.55 g0.97 g

* The nutritional information provided is approximate and is calculated using the ingredients available in the database. Info will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Directions

Tzatziki
  1. Rinse and coarsely grate the cucumber.
  2. Squeeze much of the liquid out of the grated cucumber, place in a bowl.
  3. Peel the garlic clove and grate finely (e.g. on a zest iron).
  4. Add the rest of the ingredients and stir until everything is well mixed.
  5. Optionally top with freshly ground black pepper, olives, fresh oregano and olive oil.