bowl of tzatziki dip on a chopping board with carrot and celery sticks


You really can whip up this tzatziki dip in about 5 minutes. It's a healthy and delicious light lunch or snacking option.
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine Greek
Keyword healthy dips, Tzatziki dip
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 52kcal
Author Wendy Hodge, Wendy's Way to Health


  • 1 cup plain Greek yoghurt
  • 1 clove garlic
  • juice of half a lemon
  • 1 small Lebanese cucumber
  • sea salt to taste


  • Place some paper towel on a chopping board and grate the cucumber directly onto the paper towel.
  • Cover the cucumber with more paper towel and flip it over, then remove the wet towel from the top. Repeat this step once or twice more until most of the moisture from the cucumber has been absorbed.
  • Give the cucumber a good sprinkle of sea salt and set aside.
  • In a medium sized bowl, combine the yoghurt, minced garlic and lemon juice.
  • Add the cucumber to the yoghurt mix, carefully removing the paper towel. Give it a good stir and enjoy!


I use a small Lebanese cucumber, but any cucumber is fine. Just use half, if you use a larger one.
Use a garlic press to quickly mince the garlic.


Serving: 1person | Calories: 52kcal | Carbohydrates: 2.5g | Protein: 2.6g | Fat: 3.5g