Greek tzatziki with cream cheese

If you love Greek food, you know that a big bowl of fresh tzatziki sauce is indispensable. This cream cheese variant is thicker than the tzatziki we make more often and, therefore, better to use as a dip. Put a bowl of sliced bread next to it; the sauce is gone before you know it. So make a double amount right away.

Because we want a thick tzatziki sauce, you must drain the moisture from the grated cucumber. We put the grated cucumber in the middle of a clean tea towel and twist it into a ball. Then tighten the knot so that all the excess moisture is squeezed out of the cucumber.

This tzatziki tastes perfect with all Greek barbecue recipes and on a nice piece of bread. If you will make this tzatziki, let us know in the comments below. Or better! Could you take a photo and post it on Instagram? Tag @bbq.heroes so we can see what you made.


  • 200 ml Greek Yogurt
  • 100 grams of cream cheese
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Half a cucumber
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 2 tbsp freshly chopped dill
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Grate the cucumber and drain all the liquid as described above.
  2. Mix the yoghurt, cream cheese and olive oil.
  3. Grate the garlic cloves and add this to the yoghurt with the cucumber, dill and lemon juice.
  4. Season with salt and pepper.

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