Tzatziki - Cook For Your Life- anti-cancer recipes


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Clock Icon for Prep Time 15 min prep
Person Icon for Serving Size 6 servings
Carrot Icon for Number of Ingredients Size 7 ingredients

This Tzatziki is a classic Greek yogurt that sauce is cooling and easy to make when you are feeling run down.


  • ½ large English cucumber, peeled, seeded, and cut into a small dice
  • Salt, to taste
  • ½ small garlic clove
  • 16-ounces whole Greek yogurt
  • Juice from half a lemon
  • ½ cup mint leaves, chopped
  • Fresh ground pepper, to taste

Nutrition Facts


75 cals


4 g

Saturated Fat

3 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

0 g

Monounsaturated Fat

0 g


5 g


3 g


1 g


6 g


264 mg


  1. Set a colander over a bowl, and salt the cucumber.  Let drain for 20 minutes. Pat dry.
  2. Meanwhile, chop the garlic with a generous pinch of salt.  Chop into a paste.
  3. In a medium bowl, mix the garlic paste with yogurt, lemon juice, mint leaves, and pepper to taste. Stir in the cucumbers. Taste for seasoning.   Keep in the refrigerator until ready to eat.  Serve with Baked Whole Wheat Pita Chips.

Registered Dietitian Approved

All our recipes are created by chefs and reviewed by our oncology-trained staff Registered Dietitian, Kate Ueland, MS, RD, to ensure that each is backed with scientific evidence and meets the standards set by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

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