Authentic Greek Tzatziki


Step 1Start by grating the cucumber. Once grated, use your hands to transfer the cucumber to a bowl with yogurt. Do not pour in the cucumber juices or the tzatziki will be too runny.
Note: If you want really thick Tzatziki, you can squeeze even more cucumber juices out before adding to the bowl with yogurt. If you do, don't waste the cucumber juices but instead make some refreshing cucumber water by mixing them with still or sparkling water and some ice.

Step 2Add juice and zest from 1 lemon, crushed garlic, finely chopped dill and mint. Add about half of the olive oil, leaving the remaining oil for drizzling on top (or simply mix in all olive oil at this point).

Step 3Stir to combine and season with salt and pepper to taste.

Step 4Drizzle the remaining olive oil on top and optionally garnish with more herbs and black pepper. Serve immediately as a dip or side dish (see recipe tips above). To store, place in a sealable container, cover with a lid and store in the fridge for up to 4 days.