Tzatziki is one of the most popular salad/dip recipes in Greece. Here's the recipe!
Tzatziki is usually made with just a few, simple ingredients;
But several local variations exist.Try adding a few finely chopped dill and/or mint leaves, or make it with shredded carrot instead of cucumber and add chopped walnuts, for another interesting twist!
This cucumber salad is one of the most popular Greek vegetarian
appetizer recipes. And that's easy to understand, since it is refreshing,
tasty and very easy to make.
It also serves as a side dish for many other dishes, and is great with grilled food.
If you can’t find Greek yogurt (very thick yogurt) you can pour natural yogurt in a coffee filter and leave for some hours (or overnight) to drain excess liquid to make it thicker.
Not a garlic lover? If you don’t fancy garlic, this dip is tasty also without it! You can also add a few minced fresh mint leaves or dill if you like.
It's delicious served with crispy, fried eggplant or zucchini slices, pita crisps, or anything you like.
It can be served as an appetizer or side dish, stuffed in a sandwich, pita or wrap. This is a very versatile dish!
It will last for up to a week in the fridge, simply stir if the water from the cucumber separates.
If you like garlic, just remember that the garlic will intensify in taste after a while; 1 clove is mild, 2 cloves will become strong!