Tzatziki vs. mizeria – Greek and Polish culinary traditions

Tzatziki, original Greek sauce. Used as an appetizer with pita breads. A great addition to vegetables, bread and meats such as grilled or baked. The main ingredients of this Greek delicacy are fresh cucumbers, Greek yoghurt and garlic.


  • 200g of cucumbers,
  • 400g of Greek yoghurt,
  • Approximately ½ of a tooth of garlic,
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper,
  • 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil,

Optional :

  • Two olives,
  • Two tablespoons of chopped chives.


Wash the cucumbers, peel (you can leave some thin strips of skin, but this is not necessary). Rub on a grater with large meshes (or cut into small cubes). Mix with Greek yoghurt and garlic finely grated or pressed through (quantity to taste). Season with salt and pepper. You can optionally add: chives, mint (some put aside to sprinkle on top) and add vinegar or lemon juice. Mix, put in a clean bowl, pour oil and decorate with the put greenery. You can also decorate with black olives.

Mizeria is a traditional Polish delicacy usually served at dinner. It is very simple to make. It gives meals a light taste and freshness.

Ingredients :

  •  Cucumber,
  •  Chive,
  •  Salt,
  •  Pepper,
  •  Cream or yoghurt.


Wash and peel cucumbers and cut them into thin plates. Season with salt and pepper. Mix with washed and chopped dill, chives, lemon juice and cream.

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