Tzatziki is our number one favorite Greek dip. In Greece it is traditionally made with sheep’s milk yogurt and is thick and rich. Here, we make it with homemade yogurt cheese, a very fine alternative.

Greek Yogurt Cheese Dip

Tzatziki is our number one favorite Greek dip. In Greece it is traditionally made with sheep’s milk yogurt and is thick and rich. Here, we make it with homemade yogurt cheese, a very fine alternative.

Ready In: 1 hour 35 minutes

Level: Easy


Prep: 35 minutes

Cook: 0 minutes

Yields: 1 Cup

    Ingredients

  • 8 oz Yogurt Cheese
  • ½ English cucumber, peeled and seeded (no need to peel if you are using an English cucumber)
  • Kosher salt
  • 1 Tbsp chopped fresh dill + more for garnish
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • zest and juice of half a lemon
  • ¼ tsp freshly cracked pepper
  • 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil

directions

Step 1

Grate the cucumber with the large holes of a box grater. Place the grated cucumber in a sieve or on paper towels and sprinkle lightly with salt. Let drain for about 30 minutes. Toss and pat dry with paper towels to remove excess moisture.

Step 2

Combine the yogurt cheese, cucumber, dill, garlic, zest and juice of lemon, black pepper, and olive oil. Stir until mixed. Taste and season with more salt, if desired.

Step 3

Let rest for 1 hour before serving to meld flavors.