Here is a simple recipe for tzatziki, of course adjust flavors to taste.

  • 2 cups greek or homemade yogurt
  • 1-2 cucumbers
  • 1 small clove garlic
  • Juice of one lemon or 2-3 tablespoons
  • 1 tablespoon of fresh mint or dill

Strain 2 cups of greek or homemade yogurt until at least half the liquid is removed. It should be like a very soft cream cheese,

Meanwhile quarter 1-2 cucumbers lengthwise and remove the seeds with a knife or spoon. Dice small and spread over a paper towel and sprinkle with salt and let stand for 10-15 minutes. You can squeeze out excess liquid after, but if the yogurt is strained well enough it is not necessary.

Add everything together. I prefer mint with mine. It should be a thick, creamy sauce. This is commonly used on gyros, but I find it a refreshing condiment on many foods.