I really liked this recipe. Never thought about putting mint into tzatziki and will admit I was skeptical but now I will ALWAYS use mint. I also didn't use Greek yogurt just a thick balkan and I also didn't bother draining it through the cheese cloth. With regard to the cucumber I just grated it and squeezed it dry as best i could with my hands. Maybe it was runnier than authentic tzatziki but nobody seemed to mind and definitely a lot less work. So yummy!
Soo good, i could just eat it alone with a spoon! I down sized it because i knew we wouldn't need that whole amount. I used 1 cup nonfat greek yogurt and threw in a heaping large spoonful of lowfat sour cream in also. i prob only used about 1/2 of a large seedless cuke, diced really finely. i still kept to the garlic amount with about 2 tsp. a few squeezes of lemon, some salt and pepper. Awesomeness. I regretted the small amount later. We eat it originally with greek kabobs but the next night we were fighting over the leftovers with some grilled pork. I made a chimichurri to go with the pork and my husband mixed that and the tzatziki and was drooling thru the meal. thanks..
I scaled this recipe down to yield 2 cups because I only had one large cucumber. Came out fantastic! I was a bit hesitant about adding the mint (fresh from my garden), but after it sat about an hour in the fridge, it melded so nicely you would hardly know it was there, yet it imparted that certain delicious something. It was so good, I ate it as-is with a spoon. This will be my go-to recipe for tzatziki from now on. Thanks.
Wunnerful... Had to make a second batch because I practically "taste-tested" the first into oblivion (tough job, but somebody had to do it)!!! This is simply delightful, thanks Rita, for another yummy recipe!
I have made this so many times I've lost count, but have failed to review it. Well, it is a 5 star all the way. I have made it as a dip, I have drained the yogurt so far to use as a spread, and I have barley drained it and added tomatoes for a refreshing salad. I always cut my cucumbers to a small dice (don't care for the texture of the grated), then let set salted to drain. So, so good. Thank you Rita for the recipe.
I really enjoyed this recipe. I made it according to the directions, but used dill in place of the mint because I did not have any mint. Next time, I'll remember to buy mint! Served it with grilled chicken kebobs and grilled pitas. So good! Will be making again. Thanks so much for posting.
This was excellent...or rather will be. I'm making it to put on french fries for supper tomorrow. A 'recipe' a co-worker told me about. Hopefully I will still have some left! I also used greek yogurt. So much easier!! And omitted the mint. I may add a little pepper to the top of the completed dish but right now I'm eating this with a spoon!
Yummy and easy. Served it with some thin sliced beef on naan bread with feta and tomatoes and made one of my favorites to go with it, " evelyn/athens Greek Potatoes (Oven-Roasted and Delicious!)" and it made a great meal. Close to gyro without freaking out my gyro hating partner, and she loved it. Thanks for a great recipe,
Awesome. I wouldn't change anything! I made this for a large family gathering and everyone one from the kids on up loved it.
Forgot to review this last year......FANTASTIC!! This is my "go to" tzatziki sauce. Used Greek yogurt and it was fabulous. Serve with my gyros every time. Thanks Rita!!