Friday, June 14, 2013

An Easy Recipe for Tzatziki


Tzatziki is a refreshing cucumber and dill yogurt dip that is easy to whip up and great to snack on. While it is most often served with lamb, I like to serve it with lightly toasted pita bread along side my favorite Greek Salad and spanakopita.


Tzatziki

1 large cucumber, peeled and seeds removed, shredded
2 cups full fat Greek yogurt  
1 Tablespoon olive oil
1 Garlic clove, minced (you can add more garlic if desired)
1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup chopped fresh dill 

Place shredded cucumber in a colander. In order to squeeze out as much liquid as possible, push down with the back of a spoon to allow water to drain more quickly. Sprinkle cucumber with salt. Let sit for at least one hour to drain. Mix yogurt, olive oil, garlic, lemon juice and dill. Stir in cucumber. Add salt to taste if needed. Refrigerate for two hours before serving.

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