meltémi Tzatziki

Serves: 6 | Prep Time: 20 mins | Cook Time 8 hrs (Refrigeration)

Tzatziki is a delectable condiment that also doubles as a dip. In Greece, it is traditionally served with souvlaki (grilled pork or chicken on skewers) or on gyro wrapped in pita. It is delicious on any grilled meat and even grilled vegetables. It also makes a satisfying dip with warm pita bread. We are happy to share meltémi’s version below. Warning: You will want to eat the whole bowl by yourself.


1 32oz container plain 0% or 5% meltémi Greek Yogurt
½ English cucumber with peel, grated
1 clove garlic, pressed
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
3 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
1 tablespoon salt – or to taste
freshly ground black pepper to taste


Stir or whisk together yogurt, grated cucumber, garlic, lemon juice, and olive oil in a bowl.
Add lemon zest, dill, salt, and pepper; whisk until smooth.
Pour into a serving dish, cover tightly, and refrigerate 8 hours before serving.  


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