Tzatziki Sauce

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Recipe adapted from 6-Week Cure for the Middle Aged Middle, Eades/Eades (Crown 2010)



  • 1/2 medium cucumber, peeled, seeded, and chunked
  • 1/2 cup (4 ounces/120 ml) plain yogurt (preferably Greek style)
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and crushed
  • 8-10 large fresh mint leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml) coarse sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon(1.25 ml) freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon (1.25 ml) onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon (15 ml) red wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons (45 ml) extra virgin olive oil (Greek if you’ve got it), divided useJuice of 1/2 lemon
  1. Put all ingredients into the work bowl of a food processor or blender jar and process until smooth.
  2. Taste and adjust seasonings, adding a bit more salt, pepper and/or vinegar to achieve a piquant flavor.
  3. Pour into a container, cover tightly, and refrigerate for 30 minutes or longer to develop the flavors.
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