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Goats Milk Recipe: Tzatziki Dressing

April 24th, 2009 · No Comments

One of my article recently was on making Goats Milk Yogurt.  Out of the yogurt,  one of my favorite recipes is Tzatziki.  Tzatziki is a cucumber yogurt dressing or dip that is commonly put on Gyros or Souvlaki.  It can also be served as a dip or eaten alone.

The secret to making Tzatziki is to either use Greek yogurt.  You can make greek yogurt by placing regular yogurt in a cheesecloth lined sieve or colander and letting it drain for an hour or so.  The resulting yogurt should be much thicker and dryer than regular yogurt.

While I used goat’s milk yogurt for mine, you can use either Greek plain yogurt or strained plain yogurt.


  • 2 cups Greek Yogurt
  • 6 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup grated cucumber (seeded & peeled first)
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice


Combine Oil and lemon juice in a bowl.  Add yogurt and mix well.  Stir in garlic and cucumber.  Stir well.  You can add more or less garlic to taste.  Keep refrigerated.


Spread on Pita Bread.

Use on top of Souvlaki

As a vegetable dip for fresh vegetables

As a salad dressing

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