This tzatziki recipe is courtesy of Chef Nick Rodgers of The Root Restaurant.

“Tzatziki is a traditional accompaniment for grilled and roasted meats. It is Greek in Origin but has many applications in American food. I love it with roasted vegetables,” says Chef Rodgers.


  • 2 qts. Whole milk Greek yogurt
  • 2 Lemons, zested and juiced
  • 4 Garlic cloves, microplaned
  • 1 Tbsp. Parsley
  • 12 cucumber, microplaned
  • Salt, to taste
  • Tabasco, to taste
  • 1 c. French Feta, crumbled (optional)


Place all ingredients in a bowl and whisk well.