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Tzatziki Sauce

The most garlic-y of garlic sauces.

Here’s a recipe for tzatziki sauce, a staple of Greek mezes (appetizers). Traditionally served with pitas, vegetables, and olives, it is even better as a part of what essentially is Greek poutine: Fries layered with a meat of your choice1, topped with a generous helping of tzatziki, feta, and hot sauce. (Should you find yourself in the Roosevelt area of Seattle, go give these “gyro fries” a try at Zaina.)

The sauce itself is heavy on the garlic. What better way to impress your partner on Valentine’s Day than to ooze from the vegetable of love?

Tzatziki sauce in a bowl.


  • 24 oz plain yogurt (4% Siggi’s is a good choice)
  • ½ English cucumber, grated
  • 8 cloves of garlic, grated
  • 5 twigs dill, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Pour yogurt into a medium-sized bowl.
  2. Add cucumber into yogurt, stir well.
  3. Add garlic into mix, stir well.
  4. Add dill, stir well.
  5. Add olive oil and lemon, stir well.
  6. Add salt and pepper to taste.

  1. Or no meat at all.