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Tzatziki Dip (Yogurt Dip)

This traditional Greek recipe is usually made with cucumbers. In this version, we replace the cucumbers with Swiss Chard for a different twist on this classic.
Course Appetizer, Dinner, Lunch, Sauce, Snack
Cuisine Greek
Servings 4


  • 1 cup Swiss Chard Leaves Finely Chopped, (Ribs Removed)
  • 1 Clove Garlic
  • 1⁄4 tsp Sea Salt
  • 1 cup Plain Yogurt
  • 1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice Freshly Squeezed
  • Dash of Cayenne Pepper


  • Bring a 1-2 quart saucepan, half-filled with water, to a boil.
  • Add the chopped swiss chard leaves and cook until tender, about 2-5 minutes.
  • While the chard is cooking, prepare a bowl with water and ice for an ice bath.
  • When the chard is cooked, strain with a fine-mesh strainer and put into the ice bath to stop the cooking.
  • Drain and set aside.
  • Using a mortar and pestle, grind the garlic and salt into a paste.
  • In a medium-sized bowl, stir in the yogurt, chard, garlic, olive oil, lemon juice, and cayenne pepper.
  • Set aside.
  • Serve with raw vegetables.