This thick garlicky sauce, made with strained yogurt, cucumbers, dill and lemon juice, is great slathered on warm pita bread, or as a condiment with lamb.


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  • Servings: Makes about 1 1/2 cups
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  • 1 cup Greek-Style Yogurt
  • 1/2 large cucumber—peeled, halved lengthwise, seeded and cut into 1/2-inch dice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped dill
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 garlic clove, minced
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground pepper

How to make this recipe

  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a medium bowl. Season with salt and pepper.

Make Ahead

The tzatziki can be refrigerated overnight. Stir well before serving.

Photo © John Kernick Published March 2012

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