I've been a fan of Greek and Middle Eastern food for donkey's years, and this recipe was given to me by a delightful Greek lady when I went to Greece in 1971 and have used it ever since:
2 small cucumbers - different from the longer ones as they don't contain so much liquid.salt
Fresh garlic finely hand chopped, quantities to taste.
3/4 pint thick Greek yogurt
White pepper, ground
3 - 5 tbsp chopped and crushed fresh mint leaves, according to taste
2tbsp best quality Greek olive oil.
Sprinkle the cucumber with the salt, and leave in a colander to drain for at least 1/2 hour. Crush the garlic with the salt, taste and adjust to your own liking. Mix a few tbsp yogurt with the garlic, add to the rest of the garlic, then add it all to the yogurt. Taste and adjust the seasoning to yur own taste. Then add the chopped mint and a few drops of lemon juice, stir well and serve. I've never come across a recipe for tzatziki with herbs other than mint - but the world is a funny old place, and you never know what other people have come across, or whether it works. I only know that the above recipe works for me and that's what I stick to.
Enough is never as good as a feast Oscar Wilde
Enough is never as good as a feast