Cretan Recipes - Greek Tzatziki Sauce

Cretan Recipes - Greek Tzatziki Sauce

Saturday August 25, 2018


A very appetizing, savory sauce that is almost always served with kebabs or souvlaki. It can also be served with baked potatoes, any meats and is surprisingly refreshing as a dip for vegetables!

  • Peel the cucumber and grate with a cheese grater, using the large blades.
  • Put in a bowl. Add a pinch of salt and 1 tablespoon of white wine vinegar. Toss and set aside to release its liquid.
  • In the meantime, combine the yogurt, 1/3 of a garlic clove (minced), 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar and 3 tablespoons of olive oil. Mix until combined.
  • Mix until it is combined and creamy.
  • Squeeze the cucumber with your hands to release any remaining liquid. Discard the liquid and add the cucumber to the yogurt mixture.
  • Stir into mixture. Add pepper and adjust salt according to taste.
  • Add some finely chopped dill and your sauce is ready.
  • Refrigerate until needed.
  •  Serve it with some carrots, peppers, cucumber and Greek pita bread!


  • 300 g Greek yogurt (strained yogurt)
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1/3 of a garlic clove, finely minced
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar for the cucumber
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • ¼ bunch dill, finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt
  • pepper

To serve:

  • 2 carrots chopped
  • 2 peppers chopped
  • 1 cucumber chopped
  • Greek pita bread cut in 4 pieces

by Akis Petretzikis, great Greek chef