by David Laris

This quick and easy recipe will show you how to make homemade tzatziki, a great accompaniment to Greek dishes.

Starters & nibbles

Buyer's guide

Those seeking yoghurt as a healthy snack may be surprised at the contents of their innocent-looking pots. Check the label on the yoghurt you buy. Many manufacturers add stabilizers, gelatin, artificial colours and flavours, starch, and high amounts of sugar or fat to ensure their product tickles your tastebuds.


Yoghurt can be used as a dressing or as a marinade to tenderise meats, as in tandoori chicken. It is often used in northern Indian curries to give flavour and texture and to temper the heat of chillies.

It can be used as a replacement for cream or crème fraîche in most recipes. However, yoghurt with a very low fat content has a tendency to curdle when used in hot dishes, so allow the dish to cool first and don’t let it boil once the yoghurt is added.

Typically made with yoghurt