Tzatziki

5 servings
10 min

I love tzatziki! You will see it feature as a side in a lot of my recipes. I almost always have some in the fridge, ready to be added to a salad plate or a sandwich. It's healthy too, but most importantly it's delicious!


It is essentially a cucumber and yoghurt dip, originally hailing from Greece. i sometimes also make Turkish Cacik, which is very similar but also includes dill in the mixture. I sometime also add a bit of fresh mint or chives if I happen to have some in the fridge.


It's great with kebabs, toasted pita bread, crisps and for dipping in veg. It's a great healthy option and packed full of flavour.


Let me know if you try it!

Recipe details

  • 5  servings
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes Cook time: 0 Minutes Total time: 10 min
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Ingredients


  • 1 Clove garlic
  • ¼ Cucumber
  • 200 g Greek yoghurt
  • ¼ tsp Dried mint
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ tsp Sea salt

Instructions


Grate the cucumber into a tea towel. Squeeze the tea towel to drain the water from the cucumber. Keep squeezing until as much moisture as possible is removed.
Finely grate the garlic clove and mix together with the yoghurt, salt, cucumber and dried mint.
Just before serving, drizzle with some olive oil and get ready to dunk.

Comments

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  • Oh yum! Can't wait to give this a try! Love all the different recipes shared by so many wonderful cooks. I could eat this straight out of the bowl. Hands down one of my favorite grilling condiments of all time. Some of my crew have a mint thing, so for them I Americanize it by subbing in chives; green onion/scallion; parsley and even cilantro. Still quite tasty for those that do not care for mint.

  • Stephen Moore Stephen Moore on Mar 31, 2021

    I love it! I use it on microwaved sweet potatoes (in addition to butter) and topped with anything else.

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