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Tzatziki is an ideal summer recipe: a cooling combination of Greek yoghurt, onion, garlic, cucumber and herbs. It is normally served as a side dish or condiment.

This is a Greek recipe, but similar dishes exist in other eastern and middle-eastern countries, under different names.


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Last modified on: September 8th 2015

For 400 g, you will need:

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PreparationStart to finish
16 min.16 min.
Preservation: Several days in the fridge, covered with plastic film.
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Step by step recipe

Stage 1
5 min.
Tzatziki : Photo of step #1 Peel 1 onion and chop small.

Do the same with the garlic.
Stage 2
5 min.
Tzatziki : Photo of step #2 Peel 1 cucumber and cut into small dice.
Stage 3
1 min.
Tzatziki : Photo of step #3 Break up 100 g feta roughly with a fork.
Stage 4
3 min.
Tzatziki : Photo of step #4 Finely chop 2 tablespoons fresh mint leaves and 2 tablespoons parsley.
Stage 5
2 min.
Tzatziki : Photo of step #5 Mix in a bowl the garlic, onion, feta and herbs.

Add 100 g plain yoghurt (preferably Greek style), 2 tablespoons olive oil and 1 tablespoon lemon juice, salt and pepper.
Stage 6
Tzatziki : Photo of step #6 Check the seasoning and your tzatziki is ready. You can serve it with fried croutons, vegetable sticks or radishes.


The amounts given are for guidance and only approximate. Do feel free to adapt them to your taste, adding a little more or a little less.

Nutritional information

% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

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For 400 g : 7.79 €

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Source: Home made.
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