Ah, the cool taste of Tzatziki dip! This Greek staple is served cold, as an appetizer and is a crowd pleaser. Tzatziki can also be used as a sauce for broiled chicken or fish, to add an extra zing of flavor!
2 medium cucumbers, peeled
4 cloves garlic, peeled
2 lbs. (4 cups) Greek-style plain yogurt
2 Tbsp. vinegar
Freshly ground black pepper
1 tsp. fresh chopped dill
4 Tbsp. olive oil
- Grate the peeled cucumbers and place in a colander, weighted down with a plate for about 15 minutes, so that some of their liquid drains out.
- Crush garlic into a purée.
- Put the cucumbers, garlic, yogurt, vinegar, pepper and dill into a food processor. Blend until smooth, slowly adding the oil while the blades are running.
- Cover and refrigerate until ready to use. Serve cold.
Food Mingle Blog Alternatives and Substitutions:
- Add 4 tsp. lemon juice to brighten and freshen the flavor of the dip.
- Garnish with parsley and serve with crackers or pita bread triangles.
Yield: 4-6 servings
Adapted From: GreekHomeRecipes.com