Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Recipe Wednesday: Tzatziki

Last week, Anne brought you some Bangin' Bean Salsa. This week, a delicious dip.

Tzatziki (Greek dipping sauce)

Had this for the first time in Greece and was obsessed.  It is a great summer dip good on Gyros or for snacking with bread, french fries, and pitas.  Most restaurants cheat when they make it and use sour cream instead of Greek yogurt!  A good Greek yogurt for it is FAGE.  I hope you enjoy this dip as much as I do!

16 oz. (2 cups) Plain Greek Yogurt
4 to 10 Cloves of Garlic finely chopped
1/2 cup diced or grated cucumber (Kirby or "English") (pat dry with paper towel to remove excess water)
1 tbsp Olive Oil
2 tsp Lemon Juice

Combine oil and lemon juice in medium mixing bowl
Fold yogurt in slowly, mixing thoroughly. 
Add garlic, according to taste. 
Add in cucumbers.  Stir everything up. 
Can add 1 tbsp mint or dill for more flavor. 
Serve chilled with chicken, french fries or pitas.

Note* The longer it's refrigerated the stronger the garlic taste.
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Vanessa Mala/HeightofVintage said...

oh saving this one the, we love some tzatziki!
i might make it for a party on saturday :)

Midnightcoiler said...

Sounds heavenly!