tzatziki is a true turkish delight.
i have yet to be fortunate enough to visit any Mediterranean countries, but from what i have read, the traditional recipe for tzatziki should allot over 24 hours of melding time. well, sometimes, we just gotta speed things up! read: hanger sets in.
my recipe is for those who want a a quick fix! i cut a lot of time corners by using a mixture of sour cream + 0% greek yogurt (greek yogurt is like. so hot right now). i also prepare the cucumber two different ways – the grated cucumber thickens up the dish while yielding less water + the diced cucumber gives a great crunch!
i read a fun fact that in Greece as much as a whole head of garlic can be used for a large bowlful of tzatziki. say whaaaat! that is so delicious to read that i just took a bite out of the air. i only use 3 garlic cloves in my recipe, but if you fancy to use more than that, please invite me over so i can help you
lick finish the bowl.
whisk this up as soon as you can – you’ll love it!
- 14oz o% Fage Greek Yogurt
- ⅓ cup sour cream
- 3 garlic cloves, finely minced
- 2 tbsp fresh dill, chopped
- 1 lemon, juiced
- 1 hothouse cucumber, seeded + cut in half
- 2 tsp kosher salt
- 2 tsp black pepper
- grate ½ the cucumber. sprinkle a dash of salt over the top + let sit in a strainer while you prepare the rest of the dip.
- finely dice the remaining ½ of the cucumber.
- combine + mix the sour cream, yogurt, garlic, lemon juice, diced cucumber, dill, s+p
- press any remaning moisture out of the strained cucumber + mix into the yougurt mixture.
- serve + enjoy!
tzatziki is extremely versatile! serve it with warm pitas as an appetizer. it is a delightful sauce to accompany anything grilled – from lamb to chicken to tilapia. it also makes for a skinny swap as a condiment on a turkey burger!
authentic greek tzatziki allows for the grated cucumber to strain it’s liquid in a cheesecloth in the fridge overnight. if time allows, grate 2 hothouse cucumbers + try this method! you won’t be disappointed!
learn the proper way to pronounce this delicious dip! voila! now, you’re a pro!