prep time: 10 MINUTES

total time: 10 MINUTES


  • 3 Persian cucumber or 1 English cucumber
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups Greek yogurt
  • 1-2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1-2 tablespoon fresh chopped dill(increase or decrease according to taste)
  • 3 garlic cloves /minced
  • 2 tablespoon fresh chopped mint
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Grate the cucumbers. Toss cucumbers with salt in a small bowl. Firmly squeeze several times with your hands to release excess water. Drain.
  2. Mix cucumbers, yogurt, lemon juice, herbs and garlic in a medium bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Mix is well
  3. When ready to serve, stir the tzatziki sauce to refresh and transfer to a serving bowl, drizzle with extra virgin olive oil, if you like. Add a side of warm pita bread, falafel, and your favorite vegetables.