Tzatziki

The first time I heard about it was on this TV show Chuck’s Day Off on TLC. From the very mention of it, tzatziki caught my fancy – I can’t really say if it the fascinating name, the simplicity of its preparation or its amazing taste. But it truly did live up to its initial intrigue when I first tasted it. Great as a spread, dip and salad dressing, tzatziki is simply A.M.A.Z.I.N.G

Ingredients

  • Greek Yogurt – 1 cup
  • Garlic – 10 cloves
  • Cucumber – 1(peeled and grated)
  • Salt – to taste
  • Fresh Chives – 1 tspn. (chopped finely)
  • Olive oil – 1 tblspn.


Directions

  1. Drain the water of the cucumber completely.
  2. Squeeze the excess water gently and keep aside.
  3. Crush the garlic and chop it finely.
  4. In a bowl, add the Greek yogurt, cucumber, garlic, chives, and salt.
  5. Drizzle the olive oil over the yogurt and vegetables. Combine the ingredients to mix well.
  6. Now this tasty dip/sauce is ready.

Tips:

  1. Typically traditional Greek yogurt is used. If you can’t find it, use regular hung curd beat it well.
  2. This dip/sauce uses fresh dill but I have used chives instead for an interesting flavour.
  3. Use this as a sauce for salads, spread for toasts and wraps, dip for chips and snacks.

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