Sunday, 24 February 2013

Tzatziki


Tzatziki is a Greek dip great for accompanying Souvlaki or other grilled meats. It is also excellent as a low fat spread for sandwiches or dipping crudities.

You will need:

  • 1 small individual container of plain Greek Yogurt mine is 170 grams
  • 1 mini cucumber grated and then squeezed in paper towel to remove most of the water. If you don't have a mini cucumber use 1/2 cup of grated English/hothouse cucumber 
  • 1 clove garlic - crushed
  • 1/2 lemon zest and juice
  • 1 tbsp fresh flat/Italian parsley
  • 1/2 tsp dried mint
  • 1/2 tsp dried dill (of course you can use fresh!)
  • salt/pepper to taste

Step 1: add yogurt to a small bowl. Grate cucumber on a box grater and roll in paper towel and then squeeze to remove most of the water. Add garlic to the yogurt.


Step 2: add lemon zest, lemon juice, parsley, mint, dill and pressed cucumber. Mix and  add salt and pepper to taste. If you have fresh mint and dill even better.


Finish with a drizzle of your best Greek olive oil and get the souvlaki!!



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