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Tzatziki (τζατζίκι; also transcribed jajiki) is a Greek meze, or appetizer, also used as a sauce or dip. It is made of yoghurt (which in Greece is usually made of sheep or goat milk), cucumbers (either pureed and strained or seeded and finely diced), and garlic for taste—in Greece this can be as much as a whole head of garlic for a large bowlful of tzatziki. It is usually seasoned with olive oil and diverse herbs including dill and/or mint, and usualy a spoonful of vinegar is added. It is often served with pita bread as the first course of a meal, with black olives on top or served separately. It is one of the standard components of a gyros.
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