Lemon Tzatziki Potato Salad

Posted on Jul 30 2013 - 10:37am by Barry C. Parsons
Lemon Tzatziki Potato Salad  Lemon Tzatziki Potato Salad

Lemon Tzatziki Potato Salad
Lemon Tzatziki Potato Salad

The mission continues to add more side dish recipes and this one is a tasty find indeed. Summer BBQ’s are still in full swing and this would make a delicious addition to the selection of side dishes at your next grilled meal. It’s also terrific way to use leftover potatoes from Sunday dinner and serve with your leftover roast beef, chicken or pork for Monday lunch or dinner. It’s also a good way to use up any leftover tzatziki from a personal favorite meal of mine, Chicken Souvlaki with Lemon Mint Tzatziki 

Lemon Tzatziki Potato Salad
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Lemon Tzatziki Potato Salad - a fantastic side dish potato salad that uses low fat yogurt in place of mayonnaise for a tasty Greek inspired flavor twist
Recipe type: Side Dish
Serves: Serves 6
  • 2½ pounds red skinned potatoes, cut in 1 to 1½ inch chunks
For the dressing
  • ½ cup strained yogurt
  • 1 clove finely minced garlic
  • 3 inch piece of cucumber, de-seeded and diced small
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • ½ tsp lemon zest, finely minced
  • pinch of salt and pepper to season
To garnish
  • crumbled feta cheese
  • lemon zest
  1. Wash the potatoes well and gently boil them in salted water until they are fully cooked. Drain and cool the potatoes in a single layer on a parchment lined cookie sheet.
For the dressing
  1. You will need to strain some plain yogurt. I do this in a colander lined with coffee filters suspended over a larger bowl. I often do this overnight to get as much liquid out of the yogurt as possible but a couple of hours should suffice. One cup of plain yogurt should produce about a half cup of strained yogurt.
  2. Mix together the yogurt, garlic, cucumber, lemon juice, lemon zest salt and pepper.
  3. Toss the salad gently in the dressing until the potatoes are well coated.
  4. Chill the salad for at least an hour before serving and if you like, garnish with the crumbles feta and a little extra lemon zest.

2 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. dani July 30, 2013 at 11:48 am - Reply

    This sounds delish! I love tzatziki and this would be a cool new way to enjoy it 🙂

  2. Yolanda July 3, 2016 at 6:56 pm - Reply

    Would Greek yogurt have to be strained as well?

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