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What is tzatziki?

Tzatziki a Greek yogurt dip that's flavored with cucumber and garlic.

Tzatziki is made by adding minced garlic and seeded cucumbers to strained yogurt. Salt, vinegar, lemon juice, olive oil and herbs such as dill, mint or parley may also be added.

Tzatziki generally has a tangy flavor and a garlicky bite, and the cucumbers provide a cooling effect. It is always served cold, often as an appetizer (or meze) with grilled pita bread or raw vegetables for dipping. It is also used as a sauce to accompany lamb or chicken kebabs, gyros or pita sandwiches made with chopped fresh vegetables.

A Cypriot version called talattouri often includes mint and less garlic, and Bulgarian tarator is a drier version made from yogurt hung for several hours to drain, with the addition of minced walnuts.

Recipe: Mint tzatziki (Cookthink)
Reference: What is Greek yogurt? (Cookthink)
Reference: How to seed a cucumber (Cookthink)

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