Tangy Tsatsiki

Tsatsiki (za-DZEE-kee) is a Greek dip that's often served as a snack or appetizer. Also great on burgers or tomato sandwiches. 

Hands-on time:
10 minutes
Total time:
1 hour, 10 minutes

Kitchen Gear

Cutting board
Sharp knife (adult needed)
Measuring cups


1 cucumber, washed and peeled
1 cup Greek yogurt
1 clove garlic, minced (chopped into tiny pieces)
1⁄4 cup finely chopped fresh mint leaves, rinsed with cold water, plus extra if you want a garnish (decoration)
  pinch kosher salt


Wash your hands with soap and water, then gather all your equipment and ingredients and put them on a counter.

  1. Cut the cucumber into thin slices, then chop the slices.
  2. Put the cucumber, yogurt, garlic, mint, and salt in a mixing bowl and mix well.
  3. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour (and up to a day). Serve garnished with extra mint.

Garlic Facts

  • Garlic is sometimes called "the stinking rose."
  • When you go to a market what you buy is a bulb, or head of garlic. A clove is one of the sections of the bulb. 
  • Americans eat more than 250 million pounds of garlic in a year.



 When someone says you're "cool as a cucumber," it means you don't get nervous easily!