Hi guys and girls

! I’m sure that many of you have heard about a popular greek sauce called tzatziki. In poland you can find products for making it by yourself. Today, we’ll tell you how to prepare it, and if it’s really so delicious.

Na zdjęciu znajduje się salaterka z białym sosem tzatziki.

Even though tzatziki and mizeria contains similar ingredients, you better not tell a Greek person that these two are the same. Greeks associate mizeria with something miserable and terrible. The main difference is the way of cutting cucumber. For tzatziki sauce you need to grate cucumber and season it with intensive-flavoured spices. Here’s the recipe:


Two salad cucumbers or one greenhouse cucumber

Two tablespoons of white wine vinegar

One clove of garlic

One tablespoon of olive oil extra vergine

350 g greek yoghurt

One tablespoon of chopped dill

For decorations: Black olives, dill

How to prepare:

Wash cucumber, grate ad peel it. Mix it with one tablespoon of wine vinegar. Leave it for about 15 minutes. Peel the garlic, squeeze it through the press and mix it with olie oil. Combine the oil with garlic, yoghurt and tablespoon of vinegar and cucumber juice. Season it with salt and pepper. Mix it with chopped dill.

Na zdjęciu znajduje się biała salaterka z mizerią.

The biggest difference between mizeria and tzatziki is the taste. Mizeria is sweet and seasoned with vinegar, which is characteristic for this dish. Every Polish loves mizeria. Cucumber is cut into slices and that is what makes it a perfect salad and addition for the dinner. Here’s the recipe from my grandma:


300 g cucumber

Salt and pepper

2 tablespoons of chopped dill

3 tablespoons of green onion

2 tablespoons of lemon juice

150 g thick sour cream 18%

How to prepare:
Wash cucumbers, peel and cut into thin slices. Season it with salt and pepper. Mix it with chopped dill, green onion, lemon juice and sour cream. Mix it well.
It is worth mentioning that despite the similarities, there is a difference in the approach to these two dishes. The tsatziki sauce is considered a dip to anything in any season. This is due to the prevailing climate, which allows you to grow fresh vegetables all year round. The cucumber salad is the most popular dish in the summer. In Poland, summer is the harvest season, therefore the availability of fresh vegetables and fruit is the greatest during this season. And that’s why, of course, it’s perfect for cooling down