This is for those who love Yogurt dips or fillers for wraps or salads. Tzatziki is a Greek or Turkish meze used as a sauce for Souvlaki or gyros.
Tzatziki is made from thick strained yogurt, mixed with cucumbers, salt, garlic, olive oil along with some lemon juice mixed with some dill/parsley/mint. Tzatziki is always served cold.
When I had first tasted tzatziki it had dill in it. In the recipe I will be posting today, I used mint. Also I used Greek set yogurt & added a pinch of crushed black pepper. Instead of lemon juice I used some red wine vinegar.
Ingredients: (Serves 4) Preparation Time: 5 mins
Cucumber – Half portion of a medium-sized cucumber, peeled & de-seeded
Greek yogurt/ any thick-set/ strained yogurt – 250 ml
Red Wine Vinegar – 1.5 tsp
Garlic clove – 1, minced
Black peppercorns – A pinch, freshly ground
Extra virgin Olive Oil – 1 tsp
Mint leaves – 7-8, finely chopped
Salt to taste
Grate the cucumber and squeeze out any extra water out of it using your hand. Throw the water away. This is to prevent the tzatziki from getting watery as time passes by.
Take a big bowl, empty the yogurt, mixed garlic, red wine vinegar, grated cucumber,chopped mint, olive oil, ground black pepper, salt to taste. Mix well. Adjust salt if required.
Chill this in the fridge for sometime before you serve.
Serve along with some Pita bread or Souvlaki or gyros. For the Souvlaki recipe check – Greek Souvlaki wrap with salad & tzatziki.
Will taste good with any mediterranean starter.
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