Easy Peasy Tzatziki in a bowl with ingredients surrounding it
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Easy Peasy Tzatziki

Quick, easy and packed full of flavour – you are going to love my Easy Peasy Tzatziki! This delicious Greek inspired dip is perfect for serving alongside crudités and warm strips of pitta, on top of burgers, inside a wrap or with kebabs…
Recipe Type Dips
Cuisine Greek, Middle Eastern, Turkish
Keyword Dip, Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Serves 4 people
Calories 25 kcal
Author Eb Gargano

Ingredients

  • cucumber (roughly 150g/5oz) grated and most of the moisture squeezed out
  • 8 tablespoons Greek yogurt
  • 1 garlic clove crushed or grated
  • 2 tablespoons fresh mint chopped finely (plus extra for garnish)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Method

  1. Start by grating the cucumber on the coarse side of your grater onto a rimmed board, plate or bowl and then squeeze the grated cucumber over the board (or plate/bowl) to get rid of as much of the moisture as you can.

  2. Put the squeezed cucumber in a new bowl and add the yogurt, garlic and chopped mint, plus salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Stir everything together and then cover the tzatziki (with clingfilm, foil or a plate) and put it into the fridge until you are ready to serve.

  4. When you are ready to serve, give the tzatziki a stir and garnish with more fresh mint

Notes

The tzatziki is ready to serve as soon as you have made it, but if you have got the time it’s even nicer after a little while in the fridge to allow the flavours to mix and mingle and the flavour of the garlic to soften.

When I am cooking, I tend to make the tzatziki first and pop it into the fridge while I cook the rest of my dish. Not only does this mean the tzatziki tastes nicer, but also it means I don’t have to juggle making a dip with cooking the rest of my meal.

Not suitable for freezing.

Nutrition information is approximate and meant as a guideline only.

Nutrition Facts
Easy Peasy Tzatziki
Amount Per Serving
Calories 25 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 2mg1%
Sodium 12mg1%
Potassium 108mg3%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 135IU3%
Vitamin C 2.2mg3%
Calcium 44mg4%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.