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tzaziki sauce in a white bowl

Tzatziki Sauce

  • Author: David Lewis


  • 2 cups, Plain Greek Yogurt
  • 1-Tablespoon, Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1-teaspoon, granulated salt
  • ¼-teaspoon, ground white pepper
  • 1-teaspoon, white vinegar
  • 5-cloves of garlic, minced.
  • 1 English cucumber. Partially peeled and sliced.
  • Dill, to garnish


  • Metal Grater
  • Large Mixing Bowl
  • Cheese Cloth


  1. Cut the ends of the cucumber and grate the unpeeled cucumber on the thickest part of your grater. You can also use the coarse-chop setting on a food processor.
  2. Sprinkle ½ teaspoon of salt on the grated cucumber. This will draw out the extra moisture through osmosis and make it easier to get rid of excess moisture.
  3. Place the grated cucumber in a cheese cloth, sturdy napkin, or clean and porous pillowcase. Firmly squeeze out the water into your sink or a deep bowl. Set aside.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, combine the garlic, remaining salt, white vinegar, and olive oil. Then add the grated cucumber, yogurt, and ground white pepper. Gently stir until everything is combined.
  5. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for a few hours before serving. When ready to serve, garnish with dill and drizzle some extra virgin olive oil. You can also garnish it with some Kalamata olives or lemon slices.