Simple Tzatziki

One of my summer jobs while in school was working at at a pizza/sandwich shop. As a college student it was great – I got free food while working and I got to try different things.

One of the sandwiches we offered was a gyro. No, not an actual gyro, but a sub sandwich filled with the beef-lamb meat and Tzatziki sauce. Tzatziki sauce can be an appetizer with bread in itself, but I think it’s better to have it with a gyro.

Tzatziki- Summer Topping

With the hot weather we’re having, making some cool Tzatziki sauce can the perfect way to top your sandwiches and appetizers. I thought it would be fun today to share a recipe for those looking to try it at home the next time they grill something.

Ingredients: tzadziki recipe

  • 1 Small Container of Plain Yogurt
  • 1 Clove Garlic (Minced)
  • 2 T. Olive Oil
  • 1 Cucumber (Seeded and Grated)
  • 1 t. Lemon JuiceSalt and Pepper


  • Mix together the ingredients
  • Let sit in the refrigerator for 1 hour and serve when ready
It’s really that simple. For those looking at easy dips for their families, this can be the one.

Thoughts on Making Tzatziki at Home

What are your summer time plans this year? What meals are you planning on making – anything with Tzatziki?

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