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Authentic Tzatziki Recipe

Author The Fit RV


  • ½ large cucumber
  • 1 ½ cup full fat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 ½ tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill minced
  • 1-2 cloves fresh garlic very finely minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt


  1. Grate the cucumber. Strain it through a fine metal sieve, working to get all the water out. Squeeze it in your hands to get even more out. Place it on a paper towel for >10 minutes to absorb even more water.
  2. Combine all other ingredients and place in the fridge until the shredded cucumber you spread on your paper towel is done sitting.

  3. Add the cucumber and stir.
  4. Refrigerate at least 15 minutes before serving.