Tzatziki with an attitude

Tzatziki; fresh and cool but with an attitude!

I make this tzatziki quite often, mostly in the summer-months (or summer-weeks as it sometimes feels like here in cold Norway :-D). This is great with grilled meats and fish, vegetables, just as a dip with fresh bread etc. I love everything spicy, and tend to put chillies in everything. I love the sting from the cayenne pepper in this, but of course, it is optional (like everything in cooking ;-)).


  • 1 large organic cucumber, skin on, grated
  • 1 ts salt

Mix together, and leave for 30 minutes. Put in a sieve and squeeze out as much water as you can. Then mix with:

  • 500g Greek yoghurt
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 tsp white wine vinagre
  • 3-4 tsp olive oil
  • a little black pepper
  • a small pinch of cayenne
  • 2 Tbsp fresh mint, chopped

Mix everything together and leave for an hour if possible.

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