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01.01.2003 -accompaniment - yoghurt

Tzatziki (Greece)

« Tzatziki is so simple a child could make it and, as its name reveals, it originates from Greece. It can be served as a sauce, an accompaniment or a dip, and I love the freshness of its cucumber and mint » 
Type Accompaniment - dips - sauce - yoghurt - mint - cucumber
Level of difficulty easy
Preparation time 30 minutes
Origin Greece
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  • 1 & ¼ cups (300 g) natural yoghurt preferably Greek yoghurt, or possibly Bulgarian
  • 1 cucumber
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 5 mint leaves
  • Salt & pepper


  • Peel the cucumber and remove the seeds
  • Chop into very small pieces or grate it through the large holes of a grater
  • Drain the cucumber pieces for 15 minutes so that they lose most of their juice
  • Chop the mint leaves
  • Mix the cucumber pieces with the yoghurt, olive oil and chopped mint leaves
  • Add salt and pepper to suit
  • Leave to rest for 1 hour in the refrigerator and stir again before serving
  • Serve with toasted bread or as an accompaniment to grilled lamb chops


There are many variations of this recipe. Some people add dill, lemon juice, Provençal herbs or a few finely chopped green onions.
You can also opt for a mix of crème fraîche, fromage blanc and yoghurt instead of 100% yoghurt.

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