Chef John's Tzatziki Sauce


  • 1 large English cucumber, peeled and grated
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups Greek yogurt
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper, or to taste
  • ½ lemon, juiced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
  • + 3 more ingredients
    • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint
    • 1 sprig fresh dill for garnish
    • 1 pinch cayenne pepper for garnish

1. Sprinkle grated cucumber with 1/2 teaspoon salt in a bowl and let stand 10 to 15 minutes to draw out juice. 2. Place yogurt into a separate bowl. Dump cucumber and its juice onto a sturdy, dry paper or cloth towel and squeeze as much moisture as possible from the cucumber. Mix cucumber into yo...

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