Tzatziki Dip

Greek Tzatziki sauce is a delicious yogurt based condiment that traditionally features dill, lemon, and cucumber. I love Tzatzkiki dip, but I hate dill so if you are looking for the traditional recipe then go to Greece. If you’re looking for a dish that is fresh, healthy, and ridiculously simple to make, then proceed.

Tzatziki Dip (This sauce works great as a stand-alone appetizer or as a condiment for lamb and chicken)

Though not a traditional ingredient, fresh mint adds a bright punch of flavor to your dip.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cucumbers, seeded and chopped into ¼” inch chunks (I like english hot house cucumbers because they have less seeds)
  • 1/2 cup-3/4 cup of plain Greek Yogurt (I used 2% Fage yogurt)
  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • 1 Tablespoon Extra Virgin olive oil
  • 2 clove minced or crushed garlic
  • ¼ cup finely chopped Italian flat leaf parsley
  • 1 Tablespoons finely chopped mint (for a more traditional style Tzatziki sauce replace the mint with dill)
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Optional: Pita or Crackers for serving

Equipment:

  • A whisk
  • A bowl
  • A sharp knife and cutting board

The Process:

1) Combine the yogurt, lemon juice, parsley, mint, olive oil, and garlic in a bowl.

2) Add the cucumbers, stir until combined, and then eat. Voila! You’re done.

Cookies and Salt Note: I really like the chunkier texture of this recipe. It works really well as a dip or even a side. However, if you want more of a sauce with a creamier, smoother texture, just blitz everything in a food processor until you reach your desired level of smoothness.

Disclaimer: I received nothing for this blog post as per usual. Insert sad face.

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