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Easy tzatziki

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easy_tzatziki

The ever popular tzatziki is a much loved traditional Greek dip.  Traditionally served with lamb but great with chicken, beef or veggie sticks.  It is a very cooling dip and a wonderful accompaniment to a hot curry.  The cucumber in the tzatziki balances the heat and mellows down the spiciness of certain foods.

Easy tzatziki

If you have a bit of time on your hands, by all means liberally salt the sliced and seeded cucumber and let it rest on a paper towel so that the salt and paper pull out the excess moisture, making a less watery sauce. This is optional though.  There are many variations of tzatziki.  You could add chopped mint or even chopped coriander (cilantro), chopped gherkin, finely chopped chilli, dill, parsley or lime zest.  Happy experimenting - the choice is yours!

Easy tzatziki ingredients:

  • 1 cup plain double cream Greek yogurt
  • 1 cucumber, seeded and grated (about 1 cup)
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • salt to taste
  • 1 or 2 generous turns of pepper mill.
  • Few squeezes of fresh lemon juice

Easy tzatziki preparation instructions:

1.  Combine everything in a small glass bowl.
2.  Place in cold fridge for half an hour so the flavours can permeate.
3.  Serve cold with whatever your heart desires.
 
This tzatziki really is very easy to make and very quick too.    If you make this let me know of your experience. I love to receive feedback!