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Andrea's Authentic Greek Ziziki

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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
Ingredients
  • 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
In This Recipe
Directions
  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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