Tzatziki: The Ultimate Latke Topping

Tzatziki: The Ultimate Latke Topping

Did we really just light the eighth candle?

I mean, I know we did, but…really? Already?

I hope you’re still making latkes. I didn’t exaggerate when I wrote this post title — tzatziki really is the best-ever latke topping.

This assumes, of course, that you like sour cream. After all, tzatziki is just glorified sour cream.

The grated cucumber gives this dip a cool, refreshing quality. The scallions and fresh garlic jazz it up. And the dill is the perfect finish. (If you have it in you to check fresh dill, go for it. I usually don’t and just use dried. Still great.)

Whether you prefer regular potato latkes, sweet potato latkes, or even carrot & beet latkes, tzatziki is a winner.

Don’t waste any time now. The candles are burning.



Yield: About 1 cup


  • 1 medium or 2 small cucumbers, grated
  • 2 scallions, chopped
  • 1-2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp dried dill (or 2-3 fresh)
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • salt and pepper, to taste


1. Place grated cucumber in a small mesh strainer and drain as much liquid as possible (this helps avoid a watery dip).

2. Combine all ingredients except salt and pepper in a small bowl and mix well. Taste and season as needed. Garnish with a bit of chopped scallion if you like. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.

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Eva Rosenberg

Eva Rosenberg

Welcome to Eva's Kitchen where I share my adventures in cooking. My creations may not always turn out Pinterest perfect, but I usually end up with a funny picture or an interesting meal. Thanks for stopping by!


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