RECIPE: Tzaziki

RECIPE: Tzaziki


Recipe from Extension Agent Michelle Estrada


  • 2 large cucumber
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 2 cups Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill (minced)


  1. Cut the ends off the cucumber. Slice the cucumber in half lengthwise and remove the seeds. Grate remaining cucumber and toss with salt in bowl. Set salted grated cucumber in strainer over bowl or in sink and let stand for at least 15 minutes. Squeeze to remove as much liquid as you can and discard liquid. Ideally you want about 1 cup of grated cucumber for the Tzatziki.
  2. Combine cucumber with remaining ingredients in large bowl. Mix to combine, taste, and add additional salt, lemon juice, or dill, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

  • Servings per Recipe: 47
  • Serving Size: ¼ cup
  • Calories 47
  • Fat 0 g
  • Saturated Fat 0 g
  • Sodium 800 mg
  • Total Carbohydrates 4 g
  • Protein 7 g

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Michelle Estrada is an extension agent, specializing in food and nutrition for North Carolina Cooperative Extension in Wayne County.