Damn Good Food
Tasty Tzatziki Dip
Tangy and tasty --tzatziki is the perfect dip to add to your salad or next grill sesh!
If you love Mediterranean food, then you love tzatziki. Slather it on a sammie, dollop it on a salad, use it as a dip, or sometimes just eat it by the spoonful. Tzatziki is soooo good. Everyone who makes it knows the base ingredients are the same: cucumbers, yogurt, garlic, olive oil, dill, acid (lemon juice or vinegar) and salt. We like a thiiick tzatziki, but you can totally tweak the recipe below and make it your own!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
1 large hothouse cucumber or 2 traditional cucumbers
Juice of 1/2 a lemon
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
3 garlic cloves minced
1.5 cups plain greek or full-fat yogurt
1 tsp dried dill or 1 tbsp fresh dill
sea salt to taste
- Remove the ends from cucumbers and peel. Use a grater to coarsely shred the cucumber.
- Place cucumber in a cheese cloth, then twist to strain access liquid from cucumber. Discard the liquid and then place the grated cucumber in a bowl. (Don't have a cheese cloth? Don't worry --use your hands to squeeze the cucumbers and get messy or use a fine mesh strainer and squeeze the water out.
- Add the juice of 1/2 a lemon, olive oil, minced garlic, dill, sea salt, and greek yogurt to the bowl. Mix with a spoon and adjust seasoning as desired.
- Serve immediately or store refrigerated in air-tight container for 2-3 days.