Tzatziki Cucumber Dip

September 1997

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Yogurt cheese is the basis for this tangy cucumber dip. Serve with toasted pita triangles and fresh vegetables.

"This was easy and tasty. Great alternative to tahini sauce. I paired with the Chickpea Burgers and everyone loved it! Shredding cucumber makes them disappear though, make smaller chunks to know they're there. "
Tzatziki Cucumber Dip

Makes: About 1 1/2 cups

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  • 3/4 cup yogurt cheese, (see Tip)
  • 2/3 cup peeled, seeded and shredded cucumber
  • 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  1. Combine yogurt cheese, cucumber, oil, garlic and salt in a small bowl.

Tips & Notes

  • Tip: To make yogurt cheese: Line a colander with a large cotton towel or double thickness of cheesecloth, and place the colander in the sink. Add 1 1/2 cups low-fat plain yogurt. Let stand for 15 minutes then place the colander over a bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 24 hours. Gathering the edges of the towel together, gently squeeze out any remaining liquid. Transfer the yogurt cheese to an airtight container. Makes 3/4 cup. Cover and chill for up to 1 week.


Per tablespoon: 8 calories; 0 g fat (0 g sat, 0 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 1 g carbohydrates; 1 g protein; 0 g fiber; 55 mg sodium; 26 mg potassium.

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