Tzatziki Recipe
Photo: Johnny Autry; Styling: Mary Clayton Carl
Taste and Texture: Yogurt sauce with a Greek accent: chunky from grated cukes, fragrant from dill, and pungent from fresh garlic. Try with: Beef, lamb, or chicken kebabs; pita sandwiches or burgers; crudités or baked pita chips.


Serves 4 (serving size: 3 tablespoons)
Total time: 10 Minutes

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Recipe Time

Total: 10 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 36
Fat 1 g
Satfat 0.8 g
Monofat 0.0 g
Polyfat 0.0 g
Protein 4.4 g
Carbohydrate 2.7 g
Fiber 0.1 g
Cholesterol 3 mg
Iron 0.1 mg
Sodium 162 mg
Calcium 50 mg


3/4 cup plain low-fat Greek yogurt
1/4 cup grated peeled English cucumber
1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 garlic cloves, minced


1. Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl.


Avoid garlic cloves with green sprouts inside—they'll be bitter. Be sure to reach for Greek yogurt to achieve the creamiest texture.

Deb Wise,

Cooking Light

April 2012
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