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Tzatziki is great served with gyros (especially venison gyros) or as a dipping sauce for fresh vegetables.
Prep Time 25 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Greek
Calories 30 kcal


  • colander
  • bowl


  • 1 medium cucumber grated (peel and seed it or just use it all)
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 6 oz Greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp fresh garlic minced
  • 1 tsp fresh mint minced
  • 1/2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil


  • Grate the cucumber.
  • Sprinkle with the kosher salt and place in a colander to drain. Wait for 10 minutes.
  • After 10 minutes, squeeze the grated cucumber in your hands to remove as much liquid as possible. Place in the bowl.
  • Add the remaining ingredients and stir. Let sit for 10 minutes so flavors can blend.
  • Serve.


Serving: 2ozCalories: 30kcal
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