Tzatziki is a Greek meze or appetizer that is made from strained yogurt, cucumber and garlic. Optional ingredients include herbs such as dill, mint and/or parsley and lemon juice is also common. If you are feeling daring you can even hit it up with a splash of ouzo. In addition to being served as an appetizer it makes a great dip or condiment especially when served in gyros or with souvlaki.
Updates 20150829: Since I was making tzatziki the other day I decided to take some new photos for the recipe!
Tzatziki sauce is great for dipping with pita chips, veggies, grilled meats, etc.!
The original photo:
A cool and creamy cucumber and garlic yogurt sauce that is perfect in pitas, on salads, for dipping or even eating by the spoonful.
- 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1/2 cup cucumber, peeled, seeded, grated, and squeezed to drain
- 1 clove garlic, grated
- 1 tablespoon fresh dill, chopped
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice (~1/2 lemon)
- salt and pepper to taste
- Mix everything and let chill in the fridge for an hour.
Option: Add a splash of ouzo.
Option: Replace the dill with mint or use both dill and mint.
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