Tag: Mint

Berry Minty Margarita

Berry Minty Margarita

Frozen Margarita Train I’m on a frozen margarita train, and it doesn’t look like I’m getting off for a while. Not that I’m drinking excessively, but on a hot summer day these are so refreshing! Not to mention the bounty of ripe summer fruit. This 

Green Chimichurri Sauce

Green Chimichurri Sauce

Chimichurri is a green sauce that is generally made from fresh oregano, parsley, garlic, olive oil, red wine vinegar, and crushed red peppers. In this version, I have added fresh mint for extra flavor. This bright green tangy Chimichurri sauce is excellent as a marinade, 

Lemon and Cucumber Tzatziki with Fresh Herbs

Lemon and Cucumber Tzatziki with Fresh Herbs

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Tzatziki is a yogurt-based sauce that is often used with Mediterranean cuisine. You’ll see it at every Greek or Mediterranean restaurant, and it is a must-have for me. Whether I get a gyro, a platter or a salad, you will see tzatziki on it!


Tzatziki Recipe

Tzatziki is one of my very favorite sauces, and one of my favorite things about Greek food. Traditionally, it’s a yogurt-based sauce made with cucumber, lemon, dill, garlic, and sometimes red wine vinegar. The difference in this recipe is that it has lemon zest, which gives it a fun zing and extra flavor.

Greek Chicken Meal

You can use this sauce as a dip for vegetables, on a gyro, or on a Greek salad. I made my Marinated Greek Chicken with turmeric rice and a Greek salad and poured the tzatziki over the chicken. As always, I ended up mixing it with everything on the plate, it was so delicious!

When making this sauce, I usually shred the cucumber with a handheld grater, but you could also cut the cucumber into small chunks. I use a zester like this one for the lemon zest, and a million other applications in my kitchen.

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This recipe is great with my Marinated Greek Chicken!

For another delicious and healthy sauce, check out my Green Chimichurri Sauce recipe.

Cucumber Tzatziki

Lemon and Cucumber Tzatziki

This tangy, lemony tzatziki is a delicious sauce or dressing for anything, especially your favorite Greek food.
Prep Time 20 mins
Course Sauce
Cuisine Greek, Healthy
Servings 3 1/2 cup servings


  • 1 ½ cups full-fat plain Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup shredded or chopped cucumber drained
  • 2 tbsp fresh mint chopped
  • 2 tbsp fresh dill chopped
  • 1 ½ tbsp lemon juice or juice from 1 lemon
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest
  • 1 garlic clove grated or minced
  • ½ tsp kosher salt


  • Place cucumber in a colander or strainer and sprinkle with salt. Let sit for 5-10 minutes to leach out water. Squeeze in a paper towel if you want to remove more liquid.
  • Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and stir well to combine.
Keyword Condiment, Sauce, Tzatziki, Yogurt, Yogurt Tzatziki
Watermelon Mint Refresher

Watermelon Mint Refresher

Summer Fruit It is summer and I have been enjoying all the fruit! I have been loving the watermelon, peaches, berries, and mangoes. My friend Sara gave me great inspiration for this Watermelon Mint Refresher. I have been making some form of it almost every