Tzatziki (Greek Cucumber Salad)


Tzatziki is a Greek appetizer made from strained yogurt, cucumber and garlic. It’s also used as a condiment on gyros and other Greek foods.Tzatziki has a cooling effect similar to sour cream. To give it some extra flavor, dill, mint, and lemon juice are also added. I didn’t have any mint leaves around but I did have some mint extract so I used a drop of that in the Tzatziki.  I was surprised at how nicely that worked out! The mint extract gave it a subtle, minty after taste. I only put in one drop so it would be easy to over do it.

Tzatziki (Greek Cucumber Salad)
(Makes about 1 1/2 Cups)
Printable Version


  • 1 cup Greek (strained) Yogurt
  • 1/2 of one large cucumber (peeled, seeded, shredded, and squeezed)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp dill
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 drop mint extract, or 1 tsp mint leaves
  • 1/2 tsp sugar (optional)
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Mix everything together.

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