Tzatziki with Ilias & Sons

Although Tzatziki is often served with grilled meats and gyros, it can pair really nice with many different appetizer dishes. Whether you end up using it in a meal or an appetizer this recipe is sure to be a hit! 


  • 1 cup grated cucumber (no need to peel or seed the cucumber first)
  • ½ cup Plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 Tablespoon Ilias-N-Sons Olive Oil
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh mint and/or dill
  • 1 ½ teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 medium clove garlic, pressed or minced ¼ teaspoon fine sea salt


1. Working with one big handful at a time, squeeze the grated cucumber between your palms over the sink to remove excess moisture. Transfer the squeezed cucumber to a small serving bowl, and repeat with the remaining cucumber.

2. Add the yogurt, Ilias-N-Sons olive oil, herbs, lemon juice, garlic, and salt to the bowl, and stir to blend. Let the mixture rest for 5 minutes to allow the flavours to meld. Taste and add additional chopped fresh herbs, lemon juice, and/or salt, if necessary (I thought this batch was just right as-is).

3. Serve tzatziki immediately or chill for later. Leftover tzatziki keeps well, chilled, for about 4 days.


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