A creamy yogurt sauce with tiny cucumber pieces, fresh garlic and dill. This sauce pairs perfectly with meats, veggies or pita bread! You can even eat it on it’s own, it’s so good! The Greek cuisine is one of my favourites. I love the authentic Mediterranean recipes and this tzatziki is just that!
WHAT IT TZATZIKI SAUCE?
Tzatziki sauce is strained yogurt mixed with cucumber, garlic and herbs. It has simple ingredients but is packed with flavour. It comes from the Greek cuisine.
HOW DO I MAKE TZATZIKI SAUCE?
For this recipe, I like to use 3% yogurt. Reason being is, the more milk fat in the yogurt, the less water will drain. Start out by grabbing your strainer and placing it over a bowl. Line it with paper towel, and add the yogurt. Then place another paper towel over top and tuck in the sides. Leave this to drain for at least 3 hours. You can let it drain in the fridge but I usually just leave it on the counter or in the sink. 3 hours later, you’ll have a really thick and creamy yogurt.
Since the cucumbers have alot of water in the seeds, I like to cut the cucumber in half and use a spoon to remove the seeds. Then simply shred the cucumber over the yogurt. Mix in the garlic, dill, olive oil and salt and that’s it! Super simple!
3 cups plain yoghurt (3%)
½ English cucumber, shredded
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tbsp dried dill
2 tbsp olive oil
½ tsp salt
Line a strainer with a paper towel.
Add yoghurt and cover with another paper towel.
Allow to drain in the sink for 3 hours.
Remove paper towel and transfer yoghurt to a bowl.
Slice cucumber in half and spoon out the seeds then shred.
Add shredded cucumber, garlic, dill, oil & salt to the yoghurt.
Stir until combined.
Keep refrigerated until ready to use.
This recipe can be doubled or tripled to suit your needs.