Guest Blog Post: Tzatziki

I like to host guest bloggers to provide my readers with a wide variety of voices and recipes. I know that I learn by reading their posts and hope you do to. Many of my guest bloggers are in the 40+ range (with some in the 70+ range). Several have been in their young 20’s but I think today’s guest blogger is the youngest yet. Today we have Con from Con Economou sharing his recipe for Tzatziki. I’ve tried to make it several times previously and it never turns out quite right so I am excited to try Con’s recipe. Check it out below and also check out Con Economou….

Hi everybody I am Con and I make great posts about anything and everything and today I will teach you how to make tzatziki. This recipe is a simple one that I love to make with my parents ( by the way it is my dad who was making it in the photos and videos).


So here are the ingredients you will need:
1-2 cucumber’s depending on how much yogurt you use
A bit of garlic
Some oil
A tub of Greek yogurt ( you can use a different type but it turns out best with Greek or plain yogurt.)
And you will also so need a grater and 2 bowls.
First clean the cucumber and then grate it into your smaller bowl (it does not matter if both your bowls are the same size).
Do so until you have a bit less than half the yogurt you have. Then get some of the water out in any method you like but keep it moist or else the tzatziki will not turn out too nice. Image 2
Then empty out your yogurt into your other bowl (it does not matter if both your bowls are the same size).
Once you have done that pour your grated cucumber into the bowl and then mix. This is what it should look like.
 Image 3
Then add some garlic and oil and salt and then taste it and if it does not taste right try and figure out what will make it taste a bit better. Also coriander makes a nice addition to the flavor. We added a bit more garlic because we like a bit of a strong taste in tzatziki.
Once you have done that serve it up any way you want and it serves as a great dip for almost anything from bread to meat and even some veggies.
Well now you can come over to my blog here at, because I have some awesome stuff and I will see you on the other end.
Con E

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Categories: appetizer, Condiment, Greek, Guest, kosher, Low Carb, Lunch2, Recipes, Vegetable2, Vegetarian

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5 Comments on “Guest Blog Post: Tzatziki”

  1. February 20, 2013 at 12:23 pm #

    Wow, that is pretty easy. For some reason, I always thought it would be more complex.


  2. February 20, 2013 at 1:30 pm #

    Brilliant Con! It’s great to see someone so young enjoying making food. Keep it up


  3. February 20, 2013 at 1:39 pm #

    Wonderful post. Simple is beautiful!


  4. February 20, 2013 at 11:31 pm #

    Hi Con! Great recipe. I am half Greek, ..and to this day, the best tzatziki i’ve ever had was in Greece! I have yet to make it from scratch though. This recipe looks easy enough for me! Thanks for sharing 🙂


  5. February 21, 2013 at 10:58 am #

    Looks good and is easy to do – thanks!


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