Recipe of the Week: Tzatziki Dip, by A.S.

Here is a simple recipe for making a cool refreshing dip for those hot summer days when you don’t want something sweet or you are seeking a healthy way of adding some variety to your diet. It makes a great alternative to the sugary sauces that are sold on the supermarket shelf. The bonus is its homemade, and you know what’s in it, which is a winner in my book!


  • 1 Kg / 2.2 lbs full fat Greek yogurt
  • 1 rsp lemon Juice
  • 4 cloves of fresh garlic
  • 1 tsp rock salt
  • 2 Tbs olive oil
  • 2 stalks of fresh chives
  • 1 lg telegraph cucumber- peeled, halved, and seeds removed
  • 2 cut pieces of muslin /cheesecloth (about 6×8 inches)


  1. Place yogurt in your piece of cheesecloth and slowly squeeze over a bowl to remove the whey. Do this until most of the whey is removed. Let the now much drier yogurt drain over the bowl for 15 minutes.
  2. Take the cucumber and proceed to grate the green outside skin to the softer flesh underneath. Place the grated Cucumber in another piece of muslin/cheesecloth and squeeze out the juice into a bowl and discard.
  3. In a bowl place your salt, lemon juice, olive oil, chives, garlic, yogurt, and cucumber; mix well!
  4. Let your dip stay overnight in the fridge to bring out the flavour, and then serve with your favourite pita bread and black olives to enjoy!

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