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Simple Summer Appetizer: Tzatziki Dip served with Fresh Veggies

Simple Summer Appetizer: Tzatziki Dip served with Fresh Veggies

Add a touch of Mediterranean flavor to your summer BBQ with this cool and refreshing tzatziki dip from Vegetables: The Ultimate Cookbook! This tangy yogurt-based dip is pairs perfectly with pita chips and fresh vegetables, making it an excellent appetizer for any outdoor gathering. The combination of fresh cucumber, garlic, and lemon is so versatile, you can also use it as a flavorful topping for grilled meats and vegetables. Made with just a few simple ingredients, this recipe is not only delicious but also incredibly easy to prepare.

Yield: 2 cups | Active Time: 5 minutes | Total Time: 1 hour


  • 1 cup plain full-fat yogurt
  • ¾ cup seeded and minced cucumber
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • Juice from ¼ lemon
  • Salt and white pepper, to taste
  • Fresh parsley or dill, chopped, to taste (optional)


  1. Place the yogurt, cucumber, garlic, and lemon juice in a mixing bowl and stir to combine. Taste and add salt and pepper as needed. Stir in the parsley or dill (if using).
  2. Place in the refrigerator and chill for 1 hour before serving.

For more delicious and innovative vegetable-based recipes, check out Vegetables: The Ultimate Cookbook by chef and farmer Laura Sorkin. With over 300 easy-to-follow recipes and an A-Z guide to over 50 vegetables, this cookbook is a celebration of all things veggie. Whether you're a seasoned pro or a vegetable novice, this cookbook has something for everyone, from classic salads and soups to globally-inspired entrees. So make vegetables the star of your next meal and discover endless inspiration in the kitchen.