Tzatziki dip: Dill, Mint and Cucumber yogurt dip



We love this thick and creamy yogurt dip with fresh cucumber, lemon, dill and yogurt. It’s brightly flavored and is perfect to serve with roasted veggies, sandwiches, rice dishes and even on flat breads like Paratha.

If you’re in a pinch, you can totally enjoy the dip immediately after making. But, if you have the time let the yogurt dip sit covered in the refrigerator for 2 to 4 hours. The flavors will become much more developed.

Yields- 3-4 servings
Preparation time-15 minutes


  • Cucumber-1 medium length
  • Low fat thick Greek yogurt-2cups
  • Finely chopped mint leaves- a handful
  • Finely chopped dill leaves-1/4 cup
  • Lemon/lime juice-1 tbsp
  • Minced garlic-1 tsp
  • Apple cider vinegar-2tsp
  • Salt- to taste


  • Cut cucumber in half, lengthwise, use spoon to scrape out the seeds then discard them. Grate cucumber. And squeeze off excess water in cucumber
  • In a medium bowl, combine cucumber with yogurt, lemon juice, vinegar, chopped dill, garlic, mint.
  • Add in salt mix well and serve immediately or cover the bowl with cling film.
  • Refrigerates for 2-3 hours and serve.




  • This recipe calls for cheese/sour cream but I haven’t used any- so feel free to include
  • If you don’t like tanginess in your dip reduce the quantity of lime/vinegar.
  • However, you can also use strain plain yogurt. This removes extra moisture. To do this, place the yogurt in a fine mesh strainer that has been lined with cheesecloth or paper towels and rest it over a Place into the refrigerator for 3 to 4 hours so the yogurt can drain. Then, discard the liquid.
  • Too much moisture is tzatziki’s enemy. It makes things watery and prevents all the flavors like lemon, garlic and dill from mingling.

About Chitra Jagadish

My passion for Cooking & love to explore healthy recipes. This blog is a result from it and am here to share 'Recipes for Healthy living'...Its all about 'FOOD and HEALTH'

Posted on June 27, 2015, in Dips, Dips, Indian, International and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 25 Comments.

  1. Mr. Militant Negro

    Reblogged this on The Militant Negro™.


  2. must make this, will sub the yogurt for my homemade kefir yumm!

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  3. Yum. It sounds so cool and refreshing. I can’t wait to try it. Hugs!

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  4. Reblogged this on Chef Ceaser.


  5. Very refreshing! Perfect for the summer!

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  6. Sounds wonderful – would love to try it!

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  7. Wow. When my home grown cucumbers are actually ready I will be trying this. Thanks for sharing Chitra. I hope you are well. Emma xx

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    • Oh wow so lucky to use fresh home grown cucumber- thatz really nice to know Dear Emma. .. please let me k ow when you get to try… 🙂


      • Hi Chitra,

        I meant to say I’m opening up surreyKitchen to guest bloggers if you would be interested in writing something for us one day. Mandys post on elephants has been very successful so I was wondering if you would also be interested. I would be happy for you to write about anything you feel our readers would enjoy. Best wishes. Emma xx


      • Emma – I can write a recipe if that suits your guest post. Other stuff am not very comfortable to talk about as I am still learning more on Nutritions..If recipe is OK can plan to do post my holidays in September. Await to hear from you…


      • Hi Chitra.

        A recipe is perfect. Just let me know when you want to guest blog and we’ll sort something out. I’m looking forward to it. Best wishes. Emma xx


      • Hello Emma – I am visiting India and back first week of September. So sometime post mid September will help and hope that suits yourself…I really look forward to be part of your guest in your wonderful blog


      • September is perfect Chitra. Just remind me nearer the time as my baby is only ten weeks old and I’m so busy at the moment that I am bound to forget. Thanks for taking part. I’m really looking forward to your post. I am a big fan of your blog. Emma xx


      • God bless the little one…It is very busy schedule for you…I will definitely inform you Emma..Have a good weekend


  8. I have been collecting tzatziki recipes and yours Chitra seems to be the best 🙂

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