From Nerd Meets Food

This is the most classic, most famous, most amazing greek side dish.

Low cal Calories 114kcal
fat Total Fat 10g
sat fat Saturated Fat 3g
chol Cholesterol 9mg
Low sodium Sodium 55mg
Low carbs Total Carbohydrate 3g
Serving size 114g Calories from fat 88kcal Fiber 0g Protein 4g Sugar 1g


  • 3 Cups of greek yogurt
  • 3-4 Garlic cloves
  • 2 large english cucumbers
  • 1 bunch of dill
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • White vinegar
  • Salt


  1. Start by washing the dill and the cucumbers.
  2. Pill the cucumber with your favorite vegetable peeler.
  3. Use a box grader to grate the cucumber. Grate it on the bias.
  4. Squeeze that water out with your hands.
  5. Add the cucumber in the bowl and add the yogurt in portions stirring after every addition.
  6. For the garlic there are different methods; you can mash it, mince it, crash it, grade it or go mediaeval on it. I grade it on a micro-plane grater.
  7. Chop the dill finely.
  8. Add the cucumber and garlic and mix.
  9. Add the olive oil and vinegar to taste and mix.
  10. You need to add a few layers of paper towel, to absorb any moisture that may come out. Make sure you press them against the surface of the tzatziki.
  11. You need to refrigerate for 2-3 hours at least, over overnight better.