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Tzatziki Salad Recipe

Tzatziki Salad Recipe,  Tzatziki is a Greek cucumber salad dressed with yogurt, mint and garlic. It is typically served with grilled lamb and chicken, but is also good with salmon and trout.


Tzatziki Salad Ingredients:

  • 1 hothouse cucumber
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 3 tbsp. fresh mint, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 tsp. superfine sugar
  • 1 cup Greek-style plain yogurt, strained
  • Paprika, to garnish (optional)

Cooking Instructions:

  • Wash and peel the cucumber, then cut half lengthwise and reserved a little for garnish.
  • Remove seeds with a teaspoon and discard.
  • Slice the cucumber thinly and combine with salt.
  • Leave approximately 15-20 minutes. Salt will soften the cucumber and draw out any bitter juices.
  • Combine the mint, garlic, sugar and yogurt in a bowl, reserving a few sprigs of mint as decoration.
  • Rinse the cucumber in a strainer under cold running water to remove the salt.
  • Drain well and combine with the yogurt and mix well.
  • Decorate with cucumber and mint sprigs.
  • Tzatziki Salad is traditionally garnished with paprika.


About Hanna Joy Curtis

I’m not a chef, I’m just a salad lover, a Filipino food lover. I started eating salads during my college years because I wanted something healthy and something easy to prepare. Here you can find my collection of the Best and Healthy Salad Recipes.

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