I love tzatziki so when Becci from Girls’ Travel Club offered to share this recipe I was delighted! And for anyone who hasn’t entered their giveaway yet, there are still a couple of days left to enter the draw. The deadline is 30th June at 12 noon BST. You’ll find all the details here.


Cretan tzatziki is a far cry from the watery gloop you see in British supermarkets. Thick, creamy and rich, there are as many recipes for it as there are tavernas and grandmothers, but the one thing they all have in common is cucumber and garlic. Some chop the cucumber, others peel it into long strings; a few add dill or mint, others leave it plain, but the basic recipe I have here involves grating and straining the cucumber in order to stop the mixture become too watery.

  • 2 cups of thick Greek yoghurt
  • 1 cucumber
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • sea salt
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • a small handful of fresh mint or dill
Peel and grate the cucumber then place in a sieve for twenty minutes in order to drain off some of the moisture.
Finely chop the garlic cloves, then using half a teaspoon of sea salt and the flat of a kitchen knife, rub into a paste.
Stir the garlic and cucumber into the yoghurt, drizzle over a healthy dash of olive oil and stir, adding the the roughly chopped herbs if you fancy it.
Serve with toasted pitta, grilled chicken and a glass of raki.

Join my 'Behind the Scenes' newsletter

Delivered monthly to your inbox with all my behind the scenes news, latest posts and giveaways exclusive to my subscribers.


Travel Planning Resources

Please note that most of the following links are affiliate links which means that if you click on the link, I may be paid a small commission. You can find out more about affiliate links in my Disclaimer.


Travel Insurance

I never travel without insurance. If something unexpected goes wrong the costs implications are just too high to take the risk. World Nomads provides travel insurance to travellers from over 130 countries. They're the perfect choice for long term travellers or single trip insurance.


Travel clothes for women

Check out my guide to all my favourite travel clothes for women.


Book your hotel or package holiday

TripAdvisor is my preferred hotel search engine. They compare all the top sites to find you the best deal. I also use Airbnb ($31 discount) for booking rooms/apartments.


Book your flight

Skyscanneris my preferred flight search engine. I'd recommend them for finding the best deals on flights.

Rent a car

Discover Carsis a great site for comparing car hire prices to help you find the best deal. They search both local and international rental companies.


Book an experience

When I’m travelling, especially to a new city, I use Viator and Get Your Guide to book tours and excursions. You can't beat a good food tour to introduce you to a new city!


Don’t forget your travel adaptor

Worldwide travel adaptors are perfect no matter where you are travelling from or to. Buy this one from the US or this one from the UKIt’s pretty much the only one you’ll ever need. Please note that as an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.


Pin It on Pinterest

More in Europe, Food and Drink, Greece, Recipes
The oriental splendour of the Royal Pavilion, Brighton

At the end of the 18th century Brighton, in East Sussex on the south coast of England, was just a...