Homemade Tzatziki

Probiotic tzatziki with milk kefir or homemade yogurt

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Homemade zatziki is a creamy yogurt dip that is delicious with vegetables or pita. It can be used as a salad dressing or a sauce for rice. See the section above for making your tzatziki probiotic!


Units Scale
  • 1 cup yogurt (see notes)
  • 1/2 large cucumber peeled (enough for about 1 cup diced)
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 clove of garlic, finely minced
  • 1 Tbsp fresh dill, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp fresh mint, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp salt, to taste


  1. Peel the cucumber. Slice it in half and remove the seeds. Finely dice the cucumber. The recipe needs around 1 cup of diced cucumber.
  2. Mix the cucumber with all of the other ingredients. Taste, and add more salt if needed.
  3. Let the tzatziki rest for at least 30 minutes before serving.
  4. Homemade tzatziki will last in the fridge for around 1 week.


  • The thickness of the yogurt will change the consistency of the tzatziki. If you want a thin dip or dressing, use regular yogurt. For a thick dip make Greek yogurt using 2 cups of yogurt.
  • If you find raw garlic to be too strong, replace it with 1/4 tsp of garlic powder. I recommend using a sulfite-free brand.
  • While fresh herbs have a better flavor, it’s fine to use the same amount of dried dill or mint.