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“After visiting Greece I tried many recipes for Tzatziki and just couldn't get that thick Greek yogurt consistency. This recipe from Cooking Light is just what I have been looking for!”
12 1/4 cup

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Line a colander with coffee filters and place it in a large bowl.
  2. Put the yogurt into the colander cover with wrap and let the yogurt sit in the fridge overnight (8-12 hours).
  3. Discard liquid and spoon your nice thick yogurt into a large bowl.
  4. Cover and refrigerate.
  5. Put grated cucumber in a sieve and sprinkle with 1/2 tsp of the salt.
  6. Mix well and let sit for 20 minutes.
  7. Then squeeze until as dry as possible (blot with a paper towel).
  8. Mix the cucumber, 1/4 tsp salt, mint, pepper, garlic and olive oil with the yogurt.
  9. Let sit for several hours so that the flavors can blend.

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