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 tzatziki:

Step 1:
Wash the cucumber and cut it in half lengthwise 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 and mix them well.

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

Other Greek recipes on Nutmeg & Vinegar:

Pita bread

Chicken souvlaki

Classic Greek salad (Horiatiki)

Tzatziki close up



  • 1/2 cucumber
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 tbsp dill
  • 250 ml (1 cup) Greek yoghurt
  • 1 clove of garlic, pressed


  1. Wash the cucumber and cut it in half lengthwise.
  2. Remove the seeds with a spoon, grate the cucumber and add some salt.
  3. Place the cucumber in a sieve or a tea towel and let it drain until most of the moisture is gone.
  4. Add the grated cucumber to a bowl and mix in the rest of the ingredients.
  5. Season with salt and pepper.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 300 ml Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 90Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 9mgSodium: 101mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 0gSugar: 10gProtein: 7g

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