Tzatziki Dip


Tzatziki Dip


November 28, 2015

Cool, creamy and refreshing. Tzatziki is wonderfully easy to make and even easier to eat. Serve the classic Greek dip with pita bread, potato wedges or a selection of grilled vegetables.

  • Yields: 4



1 mini cucumber, trimmed

4 scallions

1 garlic clove

Scant 1 cup plain yogurt

3 tablespoons chopped fresh mint

Salt and ground black pepper

Fresh mint sprig to garnish

Toasted mini pita bread, to serve


4 pita breads

3 tablespoons taosted

sesame seeds

3 tablespoons poopy seeds

2/3 cup olive oil


1Cut the cucumber into 1-inch dice

2Trim the scallions and garlic, then chop both very finely

3Beat the yogurt until smooth and then gently stir in the cucumber, onions, garlic and mint

4Scrape the mixture into a serving bowl

5Season with salt and plenty of ground black pepper to taste

6Cover and chill in the refrigerator until needed

7Garnish with a mint sprig and serve with toasted mini pita breads

Cook's Tip
Choose Greek-style yogurt for this dip. It has a higher fat content then most yogurts, which gives it a deliciously rich, creamy texture.

A similar, but smoother dip can be made in the food processor. Peel one small cucumber and process with two garlic cloves and 3 cups mixed fresh herbs to a puree. Stir the purée into scant. 1 Cup sour cream and season to taste with salt and pepper.