Recipes and Art History: Greek Tzatziki

From our series of favorite recipes from the Artsology kitchen, paired with a work of art. Gain appreciation of art history while making (and eating) great food!


1 cup plain Greek yogurt
1 cucumber, diced
2 tbsp. olive oil
1 tbsp. lemon juice
Dash of salt and pepper
3 cloves of garlic, minced
1 tbsp. dill


After dicing the cucumber, place it briefly on paper towel in order to soak out some of the moisture

Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl

Stir together and enjoy! Use as a side dish and dip pita bread into it, or spread on top of chicken and rice, or enjoy in any manner!

Greek terracotta stemmed dish, from the late 5th century B.C.

Greek Terracotta Stemmed Dish from the Late 5th Century B.C., you can learn more about it here.

Image courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Open Access Program.

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