Andrea's Authentic Greek Ziziki

By sarahkee
June 15, 2013

Author Notes: My friend, Andrea, spends part of every summer with her grandparents in Greece. She still hasn't mastered the language, but has learned a thing or two about Greek cooking. This is her grandmother's ziziki recipe which, as far as I know, has never been written down before. Made with thick, creamy Greek yogurt, good olive oil and fresh Mediterranean herbs, the flavors will whisk you straight to a sun-drenched village overlooking the Aegean.sarahkee

Makes: 1 1/2 cups


  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cucumber, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Juice of 1/2 small to medium lemon
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon fresh oregano or mint, finely chopped (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper


  1. Stir all ingredients together in small bowl.
  2. Serve with vegetables, such as sliced cucumbers, carrots and cherry tomatoes, or with pita wedges.

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