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“A modern and tasty tzatziki recipe with a touch of caramelization”

This modern and gourmet version of tzatziki will bring a touch of refinement and sweetness to your meals. Enjoy this blend of creamy and crispy flavors in the company of your loved ones and taste this delicious dip with Mediterranean accents.


Simple pictogram of a green cucumber with a slice at one end, representing a fresh vegetable and ingredient for salads, sandwiches and juices

1 medium cucumber

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2 cups of plain Greek yogurt

A simple red onion pictogram, representing its use as a vegetable and ingredient in cooking

1/4 cup chopped red onions

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2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped

Simple pictogram of a whole garlic bulb with several cloves, representing a popular culinary ingredient and flavoring agent used in various cuisines

1 chopped shallot

Simple pictogram of a bottle of olive oil with two olives on the label and a cork stopper, representing a popular cooking ingredient and condiment used to enhance the flavor and texture of various dishes

1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

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2 tablespoon of honey

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1 tablespoon of lemon juice

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Simple pictogram of a cluster of black peppercorns, representing a common spice and condiment used in cooking to enhance flavor



  1. Peel and grate the cucumber. Squeeze it to extract excess water. Reserve.

  2. In a frying pan over medium heat, heat a tablespoon of olive oil and add the red onions, garlic and shallot. Fry them until golden and caramelized, about 10 minutes.

  3. In a large bowl, combine Greek yogurt, honey, fresh lemon juice, remaining olive oil, and caramelized red onion, garlic, and shallot. Season with salt and ground black pepper, to taste.

  4. Add the grated cucumber to the yogurt mixture and mix well.

  5. Refrigerate the tzatziki for at least an hour before serving.

  6. Garnish with fresh mint leaves and serve with toasted pita bread or fresh vegetables cut into sticks.

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