Keef Cooks logo
British food-lover Keef shows you how to cook amazing food with easy to follow recipes and videos. So stop wasting your time and money on takeaways or supermarket ready meals, and Get Cooking!


Introduction & method

Tzatziki is one of those Greek things that always seems to find its way onto the table along with hummus, taramasalata and other little dippy treats. It's crazily easy to make from only 3 or 4 ingredients.

Tzatziki Recipe

Strain the Yogurt

Even if you're using Greek yogurt, which has already been strained, you can always squeeze a bit more water out of it. Place a square of muslin (cheesecloth) in a bowl and tip the yogurt into the centre of it. Tie up the corners and hang the bundle from something - I have high-level cupboards in my kitchen, so the handles are useful for hanging things off. Place the bowl underneath to catch the drips. You can leave it dripping for as long as you like, but you might want to squeeze it a bit to hurry things along.

Prep the Cuke

Cucumbers are packed with water and your job is to get rid of it. Cut your cucumber in half lengthways. Scoop out the seeds with a teaspoon. Grate the remaining cucumber into a fine seive over a bowl. Press out as much water as you can with the back of a spoon.

Make the Tzatziki

I think mint is probably the most common herb used in tzatziki, but dill, parsley and thyme are also used. Choose whatever you like. If fresh, chop it finely and stir it into the tzatziki. Give it a taste and add salt if necessary. Serve with a sprig of mint and a quarter lemon.

The video above is from the Keef Cooks YouTube channel. Click here to see the video recipe of Tzatziki on YouTube.

Related recipes from Keef Cooks
You might also like these recipes:

Ingredients & Info

 250 ml Greek yogurt
 half a cucumber
 small handful of fresh mint


Salt to taste, lemon wedge to serve.

US Customary/Imperial

Makes 1 pot
Prep time: 5 minutes.
Straining time: 30 minutes.
Total time: 35 minutes.