Tzatziki, the yogurt and cucumber dip.

Traditionally Greek
The dips of all dips. The condiment that you can eat with almost anything. The simplest, easiest, and most delicious Greek dip. You can put it on bread, or even wear it on your head; you can eat it with meat, or try it with your feet… I will stop there because I am obviously not a very good rhyme maker.

In summary, you must try this, it is certain to not fail you. I hope.

The recipe is simple and quick.

Tzatziki Cucumber Yogurt Recipe: 
500 g. Greek yogurt (it must be dry or strained yogurt, see resource page for how to make your own)
1/2 English cucumber (or a regular one, seeded to prevent excess liquid)
1-2 cloves of garlic, minced
2 tsp. Dill (dried or 1 Tbsp. fresh, chopped)
1 1/2 Tbsp. EVOO
1 Tbsp. vinegar
Dash of salt

Place yogurt into a bowl, either chop or grate the cucumber (I like it with the skin) and place in strainer to again remove any excess liquid. Add the cucumber, minced garlic, chopped dill, oil, vinegar, and salt on top of the yogurt. With a spatula, fold (important to not just stir) all the ingredients together until thoroughly mixed. Place in refrigerator for 1-2 hours for best results or serve immediately. Should be thick, fresh, and a little spicy from the garlic.

Remember, this recipe is very flexible and extremely hard to mess up. If you do not like garlic, leave it out. If you like a lot of garlic, add more! If you don’t like dill, substitute for mint. You decide!!!

I really hope you try this sometime, and please be sure to let me know what you think?

4 thoughts on “Tzatziki, the yogurt and cucumber dip.

  1. I can eat this with anything… eggs, peanut butter, cake, on chocolate bars. On everything, I just can't get enough of it!! Not really, but I can eat it by it self and on anything that causes need for a condiment. CHOW

  2. I whipped this up to go with some home-made gyro meat I tried to make for later this week (taking some weekend time to pre-cook for a busy week). My container was barely big enough so (oh darn) I had to keep taste testing so the lid would close!I LOVE everything about your blog and will keep coming back when I want to make Greek at home (love the flavors and you have great advice)

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