Tangy Tzatziki Sauce

    15 minutes

    This recipe makes a particularly creamy and tangy version of tzatziki yoghurt sauce. It's divine on souvlaki or just as a dip with pita.

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    Serves: 22 

    • 1 large cucumber, peeled and cut into chunks
    • 1 1/2 cups plain Greek yoghurt
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • 1/2 cup sour cream
    • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
    • salt and pepper to taste

    Preparation:15min  ›  Ready in:15min 

    1. Chop the cucumber in a food processor until nearly liquefied; strain through a piece of cheesecloth to remove excess moisture, being careful to not over-drain and lose too much of the fresh flavour.
    2. Mix the cucumber, yoghurt, garlic, sour cream and mayonnaise together in a bowl; season with salt and pepper.

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    No Mayo needed for this to be the BEST tzatziki sauce I swear!!! plus who needs the extra calories. I added a bit of dill along w/ some lemon juice and a tiny bit of olive oil...maybe that was to make up for the mayo omission...either way worked GREAT! my bf cant wait for Gyros again!!!!  -  04 Nov 2010  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    don't need the sour cream either. In Egypt we use yogurt, cucumbers, garlic, salt and that's it! totally healthy no need to use fat free anything.  -  28 Mar 2011  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I grew up in Oceanside, Cali. where we would head to the boardwalk alot to get gyros. Moving to Ohio we have no greek deli close by. I've been searching for a long time to find a recipe for the cucumber sauce that is almost spot on to what I grew up on...I finally found it!...I recently grilled a beef brisket that I had rubbed in Greek seasoning to marinate all day. I had no idea what to do with leftovers and Gyros popped in my head. I finally found this recipe which I was sure might not be right. I read the other reviews and decided to try it...OMG!...I am in heaven!!...Only thing I did different was add a teaspoon of dried dill and that sealed the deal. I might not add the mayo next time and maybe add more sour cream in place of the mayo. Mayo didn't do much for me....I am so Happy to have found this recipe even if it's not the real thing. Sure tastes like it. I'm addicted now and I find myself adding it to everything.  -  16 Sep 2010  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)