Wednesday, April 13, 2011


For our April dinner party, we went a bit Greek, and what is a Greek menu without some delicious tzatziki? Cool, lemony, and creamy, tzatziki is the perfect sauce to drizzle over the delicious lamb patties that we made.

The recipe I used was based off of Ina Garten's recipe over at I cut the salt based on reviewer recommendations and I started off with Greek yogurt rather than bothering to strain regular yogurt.


modified from Ina Garten's


  • 16 oz Greek yogurt (I used Oikos)
  • 1 cucumber, unpeeled and seeded
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice (1 lemon)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons minced fresh dill
  • Pinch freshly ground black pepper

Grate the cucumber and toss it with 1/2 teaspoon of kosher salt; place it in a sieve, and set it over a bowl. Let drain for an hour.

Put the Greek yogurt in a bowl. Squeeze as much liquid from the cucumber as you can and add the cucumber to the yogurt. Mix in the sour cream, vinegar, lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, dill, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and pepper. Serve chilled or at room temperature.


  1. Tzatziki is my all time favourite dip, it pretty much goes with everything :P Great recipe!

  2. Grated cucumber goes well with the Greek yogurt for a delicious tzatziki.

  3. Where's the "lamb patties" recipe? Please.

  4. Here are the lamb patties!

    Dulcie just re-made them the other day, and they are still delicious.


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