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tsasiki beauty

Tangy Tsatsiki


tsasiki beauty

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. 
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 4 Servings

kitchen gear

  • Cutting board
  • Sharp knife (adult needed)
  • Measuring cups
  • Bowl


  • 1 cucumber, washed and peeled
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1⁄4 cup finely chopped fresh mint leaves, rinsed with cold water, plus extra if you want a garnish
  • kosher salt


  • Cut the cucumber into thin slices, then chop the slices.
  • Put the cucumber, yogurt, garlic, mint, and salt in a mixing bowl and mix well.
  • 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! 
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