You don’t have to be Greek to like Tzatziki. Ever had a gyro pita sandwich? Don’t miss out, find the nearest King Gyros restaurant and grab one. You’ll get hooked to the sauce and you’ll want to serve it at your next BBQ . There are tons of Tzatziki recipes to be found on internet and they are all basically the same, with some tiny variations. I’m sure everyone who tried it, blogged about it. Some claim to be the world’s best Tzatziki recipe ever. OK. So why am I blogging about it too, you ask? Because I can. Actually, since my last BBQ party everyone is requesting the recipe and what kind of a lazy friend would I be if I’d just tell them to search the net? Exactly!
Instead, I made an effort (didn’t involve any arm twisting) to post the recipe on my blog. Besides, my garden is overgrowing with all this wonderful organic veggies and herbs and I love to make dishes that utilize them. You should see me adding herbs in dishes I never thought of adding before. Can’t hurt, right?
What I like the most about this creamy cucumber sauce is that it is a perfect side to accompany grilled meats, fresh vegetables, pita bread or chips and crackers. It’s a dip, it’s a condiment, it’s a sauce and it’s a salad too!
1 cup plain Greek Yogurt
½ cup Sour Cream
1 small English Cucumber, peeled, seeded, and grated
2 cloves Garlic, minced
Juice of half a Lemon
1 teaspoon Olive Oil
1 tablespoon fresh chopped Dill
Salt to taste
Black pepper to taste
This couldn’t be any easier. Place grated cucumber in a colander and sprinkle with salt. Let stand 15 minutes. Gently squeeze cucumbers to drain the juices. With a whisk, blend yogurt with sour cream and olive oil. Add cucumbers, lemon juice, garlic and dill. Mix until combined. Add salt and pepper to taste or use All Purpose Greek Seasoning to season the sauce. Chill and garnish with a sprig of fresh dill just before serving. Enjoy!