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img828Our clients love cucumbers! It’s one of the most in demand veg each week in our food basket.  We love it  too on our salad, fruit shake or as a dip to our grilled pork, lamb or chicken.

As a dip it is best to make it into a meze (pronounced meh-ZEH) or as an appetizer.

Over the years of living in Europe and loving Mediterranean food, we learnt how to make Tzatziki which is a tangy dip to not only kebabs or grilled pork or chicken but to pita bread as well.

If you are a beginner, we found this straightforward 2 step recipe from the BBC. So easy to make –



  • 350g/12oz Greek yoghurt
  • 1 cucumber
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 cloves of garlic grated finely
  • dash of extra virgin olive oil
  • paprika for spinkling

Preparation method

  1. The best result is achieved by peeling and de-seeding the cucumber before grating. Hang the grated cucumber in muslin cloth or a tea towel in order to squeeze out all the excess liquid.
  2. Combine the yoghurt, cucumber, lemon juice and garlic. Add a dash of olive oil and sprinkle with paprika.

Hope you love them as much as we do!


Japanese and American cucumbers are available at TheVillageGreenShop including pastured pork, chicken and grass-fed lamb.

Contact us to order at 0927 675 5199/




Author: The VillageGreenShop

The VillageGreenShop is a low carbon food social enterprise that champions local and organically grown fruits, veggies and herbs including stringently selected grass-fed and free-range meat, cheese and dairy products sourced directly from indigenous community supported farms and farmers co-op. We, at The VillageGreen Shop, sell only what we eat according to our strict criteria of NO PESTICIDES, FUNGICIDE, NO GMO, and NO HORMONE and ANTIBIOTICS.

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