Tzatziki (Anglicised: ; Greek: τζατζίκι [dzaˈdzici] or [dʒaˈdʒici]) is a Greek sauce served with grilled meats or as a dip. Tzatziki is made of strained yogurt (usually from sheep or goat milk) mixed with cucumbers, garlic, salt, olive oil, sometimes lemon juice, and dill, mint, or parsley.
The name comes from the comparable Turkish dish cacık.
- Turkish cuisine: cacık cold soup
- Bulgarian, Macedonian, and Serbian cuisine: tarator when thinned with water as cold soup or Snow white salad.
- Iraq: jajeek, normally served as meze alongside alcoholic drinks
- In the Caucasus Mountains: ovdukh, with kefir instead of yogurt, making a drink that can be poured over a mixture of vegetables, eggs and ham to create a variation of okroshka, sometimes referred to as a 'Caucasus okroshka'.
- Iran: mast-o-khiar ("yogurt with cucumber"). It is made using a thicker yogurt, which is mixed with sliced cucumber, and mint or dill (sometimes chopped nuts and raisins are also added as a garnish). .
- South Asia: raita