Easy Garlic Cucumber Dip

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Fresh and tasty Garlic Cucumber Dip


Garlic Cucumber Dip

Creamy and full of fresh cucumber and garlic flavor, this classic Greek dip is a great appetizer served with pita bread, crackers or vegetables. This is a versatile sauce that is the perfect accompaniment to many Mediterranean dishes. You can also slather it on your sandwiches; or simply use it as a dip with warm pita and your favorite vegetables! Also known as, Tzatziki is a dip sauce that originated in the Middle East. It has a light, fresh flavor that brightens up savory dishes!

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  • Author: Taste of Home
  • Prep Time: 20
  • Total Time: 20
  • Yield: 2 1x


  • 1 large cucumber
  • 3/4 cup plain yogurt
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 41/2 teaspoons minced fresh dill
  • 41/2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Additional minced fresh dill
  • Pita bread wedges


  1. Peel cucumber; cut in half lengthwise and scoop out seeds. Grate cucumber; squeeze between paper towels several times to remove excess moisture.
  2. Place cucumber in a small bowl; stir in the yogurt, sour cream, olive oil, dill, red wine vinegar, garlic and salt. Refrigerate until chilled. Sprinkle with additional dill. Serve with pita wedges.


  • This dip is also a must-have accompaniment to marinated lamb or chicken grilled on a skewer.


  • Serving Size: 8



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