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Cucumber Yogurt Dip Recipe for Kids

Recipe by Gabe Thibodeau

My family has a handful of back pocket recipes that yield delicious food in a matter of minutes. These are the dishes we throw together at a moment’s notice. Not much measuring, little preparation–just some common ingredients and a dash of love.

Along with a myriad of Mexican salsas and salads, my family loves whipping up this tasty twist on a Greek classic.

Our simplified version of Greek Tzatziki is light and refreshing. It’s more of a dip than a sauce and can be tweaked according to your tastes. Like garlic? Chop some up and throw it in! Olive oil? Sure, why not? A bit of chopped mint is also great. This loose recipe is all about helping you bring a bit of culture to your table at the drop of a hat.

Keep reading for the recipe. Feel free to experiment and let us know how it goes!

Cucumber Yogurt Dip

Yield: About 3 cups

Cucumber Yogurt Dip


  • Equal parts plain yogurt & sour cream (about 8 ounces each)
  • Diced cucumber (2 small or 1 large)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped dill
  • Lemon juice, salt, & pepper (to taste)


  1. Partially peel your cucumbers (I like keeping some of the green) and cut them in half length-wise. Scoop out the seeds with a spoon.
  2. Dice your cucumber. You can use a food processor if you'd like, but I prefer larger pieces of cucumber, so I dice by hand. The size of the dice is up to you.
  3. Dice your dill.
  4. Mix all the ingredients together and stick it in the fridge for a bit so the flavors can combine.
  5. Pair with raw veggies, pita chips, or flat bread and you're ready to eat!


*I add sour cream for a richer flavor and to keep the yogurt from getting too runny. If you aren't a fan of sour cream, you can use Greek yogurt or strained plain yogurt as your base. This recipe is also delicious using fat free products!

**Country of inspiration: Greece

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Gabe Thibodeau develops creative content for Little Passports. He grew up in San Diego where, as a child, he often awoke to the smell of roasting chilis. Look for more of his favorite family recipes on the Little Passports Blog!