Tzatziki

Cucumbers are often found in my fridge when days get warmer and dry dill is just my favourite herb to go with salmon or steamed potatoes so the only ingredient I bought on purpose here is greek style yogurt. Here is my freestyle and lazy version of tzatziki.

Positive: It’s fresh, creamy, easy to make.

Negative: Not exactly a last-minute sauce though because it’s important to avoid excess water so you have to give some rest to the grated cucumber.


Ingredients:

  • 1/2 large cucumber
  • 200 g greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon dry dill

In your pantry:

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar (or lemon juice)
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt, pepper

Recipe:

Peel and grate cucumber. Place in a sieve, add a pinch of salt and rest it on a bowl for about half an hour. Next, squeeze grated cucumber between your hands to drain all the excess water.

In a bowl, add all the other ingredients and stir well. Season with salt and pepper.

Combine grated cucumber with the creamy sauce.

tzatziki easy recipe

tzatziki recipe

tzatziki


My advice: There are tons of different ways to make it, using fresh dill, fresh garlic, mint but this is my “lazy” way. I love garlic powder, it has a very strong taste and it’s pretty handy. I used a “greek-style” yogurt as well so my tzatziki is more liquid than with a thick and strained yogurt.

Great sauce to serve on pita bread (or whatever bread you have). I’m also thinking of using it with grilled chicken and I want to try it as a condiment with a potato salad.

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