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Cucumber Vegetable Dip (Tzatziki Sauce) Recipe

*makes approximately 3 1/2 cups - serves a large party


  • 3 cups Greek yogurt
  • Juice of 1 lemon approximately 3 tablespoons
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1 large cucumber - preferably English version
  • 1 tablespoon salt for salting cucumbers
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill and/or 1 tablespoon fresh mint chopped (depending on preference)
  • salt and black pepper to taste


  1. Peel cucumber, remove seeds and dice.
  2. Place diced cucumber into a colander and sprinkle with the tablespoon of salt to draw the water out. Place a plate directly on top of the cucumbers and place something heavy on top. Let it sit for 30 minutes. Drain well and wipe cucumbers dry with a paper towel.
  3. In food processor or blender, add cucumbers, garlic, lemon juice, dill, mint, and black pepper. Process until well blended, then stir into yogurt. Taste and add salt if desired.
  4. Cover and cool in refrigerator for at least two hours before serving so flavors can blend. Drain off any excess liquid and serve.

Recipe Notes

Recipe courtesy of Old World Garden Farms