Starter Recipes > Tzatziki

This recipe is part of the July 2008 Recipes Menu

Starter - Tzatziki
Main Course - Greek Salad
Dessert - Baklava

How to make tzatziki:
A classic Greek starter containing lemon, garlic, yogurt and cool cucumber. An ideal starter for a hot summer's day.


1 large cucumber, peeled and seeds removed
6 floz plain yogurt
4 floz sour cream
1 small clove garlic, crushed
juice 1/4 lemon
pinch cayenne pepper
a little salt
(see measure conversions for more information)


- Chop up the cucumber in a food processor.
- Put into a colander and sprinkle with salt.
- Allow to drain for 20 minutes.
- Combine all other ingredients.
- Mix in the cucumber.
- Refrigerate for six hours.
- Serve with pita bread or as a dip.