Tangy Tsatsiki

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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
Makes: 4 Servings

Kitchen Gear: 

Cutting board
Sharp knife (adult needed)
Measuring cups


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)
kosher salt


  1. With the help of your adult, 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.


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