Simple Tzatziki as Salad Dressing


Get sick of ranch dressing?  That’s a silly question.  Nobody gets sick of ranch dressing.  But sometimes you might need something a little different.  What about some tzatziki thinned out into a dressing?


Classic tzatziki is not as liquid-y as most salad dressings.  This is because most tzatziki recipes call for wringing the moisture out of the cucumber before combining the ingredients.  If you leave that moisture in, you get a creamier, more dressing-like texture.


Peel the cucumbers and you should still remove the seeds (I used a spoon to scrape the middles out).  Stop right there if you want some cucumber boats.  Cucumber canoes, really.


I had Greek yogurt leftover from the Creamy Tomato Habañero Sauce that I made, so I used it here.  You can use any plain yogurt.  But seriously, use Greek yogurt.  Process in the food processor and then serve as is, or let it chill in the fridge for an hour or two to let it thicken.


Dill-icious!  Har har har.

Simple Tzatziki as Salad Dressing

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

10 ounces Greek yogurt (or any plain yogurt)
2 medium cucumbers (peeled with seeds removed)
2-3 tbsp olive oil
Juice from 1/2 a lemon
1-2 tbsp fresh dill (chopped)
3-4 cloves garlic (minced)
Dash salt and pepper

1.  Combine all ingredients in food processor.  Process until well blended and smooth.

2.  Optional: Refrigerate 1-2 hours to thicken.


6 thoughts on “Simple Tzatziki as Salad Dressing

  1. Mmm..looks delicious. I have to try this! 🙂 I was just thinking today that I need to try some new salad dressings since I’m getting sick of olive oil+balsamic and honey-mustard dressing…


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