Savor the Mediterranean: Traditional Greek Tzatziki Dip Recipe


Savor the Mediterranean: Traditional Greek Tzatziki Dip Recipe

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Savor the unique flavors of the Mediterranean with our traditional Greek Tzatziki dip recipe. This refreshing combination of cucumber, garlic, and dill is a staple in Greek cuisine and serves as a delicious dip for pita bread or a sauce for grilled meats. Let’s take a trip to Greece right from your kitchen!

Traditional Greek Tzatziki Dip

Tzatziki dip


  • 2 cups Greek yogurt
  • 1 large cucumber, peeled and seeded
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic, finely minced
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons of fresh dill, chopped
  • Salt and white pepper to taste
  • 1-2 tablespoons of lemon juice (optional)


  1. Finely grate the cucumber and strain any excess water using a cheesecloth or a fine sieve.
  2. In a bowl, mix together the Greek yogurt, the grated cucumber, and minced garlic.
  3. Add the olive oil, chopped dill and season to taste with salt and white pepper. Optionally, add a squeeze of lemon juice to taste.
  4. Cover the bowl and let it sit in the fridge for at least two hours before serving to let flavors meld together.

Note: The flavor develops over time, so making it a day in advance will result in a more flavorful tzatziki.


And voila! You’ve just made a traditional Greek Tzatziki dip. Whether you serve it as a standalone dip with warm pita bread, or as a companion for your marinated grilled meats, the refreshing flavors of tzatziki will surely transport you to the sunny coasts of the Mediterranean. Enjoy!

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