Tzatziki with souvlaki

After my recipes for pita and chicken souvlaki, I made a recipe for tzatziki. Tzatziki is a traditional Greek sauce made of Greek yoghurt, cucumber, and dill. It is often eaten with souvlaki or as a dip for fresh bread. Because of the refreshing flavour and because it can be made quickly, it also goes perfectly with a summer BBQ!

I always use dill for my tzatziki but, it’s also very delicious to replace the dill with mint, parsley or chives. Make sure the cucumber is drained thoroughly and, that the yoghurt you use is not too thin otherwise, your tzatziki will be very runny and nobody likes that!

Tzatziki close up

How to make your tzatiki:

Step 1:
Wash the cucumber and cut it in half length wise and remove the seeds.

Step 2:
Grate the cucumber, put it into a sieve or a cloth and, drain it until most of the moisture is gone.

Step 3:
Add the grated cucumber and the rest of the ingredients to a bowl an mix them well.

Step 4:
Season the tzatziki with salt and pepper and set it aside in the fridge.

Other recipes in my Greek blog series:

Pita bread
Chicken souvlaki
Classic Greek salad (Horiatiki)



  • V
  • GF
  • Difficulty:Easy

Nutrition per portion

  • 1/2 cucumber, grated
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • Salt and Peper
  • 1 tbsp dille
  • 250ml (1 cup) Greek yogurt
  • 1 clove of garlic, pressed
  1. Wash the cucumber and cut it in half length wise.
  2. Remove the seeds and grate the cucumber.
  3. Place the cucumber in a sieve of tea towel, add some salt and let it drain until most of the moisture is gone.
  4. Combine the grated cucumber with the rest of the ingredients and season the tzatziki with salt and pepper.

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