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  • Author: Lawfully Lean


I LOVE making fresh tzatziki in the summer time!  It is SO easy to make at home and so much better than what you can get in the store.  I opt to not put garlic in mine because I have weird garlic dairy issues.  It is still delish :).


  • 1 1/2 cups of Greek yogurt 
  • 1 cucumber, peeled 
  • 1/4 cup of fresh chopped dill
  • 1 lemon (you will use the zest and the juice) 


  1. Put greek yogurt into a medium bowl (same bowl you will serve from).
  2. Peel cucumber.  Cut in half.  Grate each half on a coarse grater.  Transfer cucumber gratings into a fine mesh colander and squeeze out all of the excess water.  You can also put in a cheese cloth and squeeze like crazy.  Get the cucumber gratings as dry as you can.
  3. Add cucumber to the yogurt.  Add in your 1/4 cup of dill.
  4. Zest your lemon over the bowl.  Make sure not to over-zest, just get the bright yellow in there.
  5. Cut your zested lemon in half.  Squeeze the juice from your lemon into your bowl.  If you have a very juicy lemon, 1/2 is fine.  If your lemon is on the dry side, use both halves.  
  6. Stir and voila!  I like to serve as a dip or with Greek Lamb Burgers, Greek Chicken Tacos, etc.