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Tzatziki (yogurt sauce)

Speed up the process of making this yogurt sauce by grating the cucumber over cheesecloth and squeezing out excess liquid.
Prep Time10 minutes
30 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Course: sauce
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Servings: 4
Author: A. JoAnn


  • ¾ cup seedless cucumber peeled and grated
  • 1 cup plain yogurt Greek style
  • 1 tsp crushed garlic
  • 1 tbsp dried dill
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper


  • Grate cucumber over a piece of cheesecloth and sprinkle with salt.  Squeeze the pulp until most of the liquid had drained.
  • In a medium bowl, mix the cucumber with the plain yogurt. Add the oil and spices. Cover and refrigerate for about 30 minutes.