Greek Tzatziki (Yogurt Cucumber Dip)
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How to Make Greek Tzatziki (Yogurt Cucumber Dip)
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Tzatziki sauce is my favorte part of going to a Greek restaurant! It’s deliciously fresh and easy to make!
I put it on everything from pita bread to chicken and my daughter loves to take it to school for with pita or veggies as a lunch! There are lots of different versions of tzatziki, some don’t use lemon, some use mint instead of dill… but this is definitely our favorite!
If possible you’ll want to use fresh lemon and dill for the best results! If you are using dried dill you’ll want to use about 1 1/2 teaspoons in place of the fresh dill. I’ve made this with both Greek yogurt and plain yogurt and had great results with both. I do find that a fat free yogurt doesn’t taste as good as the ‘real’ stuff.
Items You’ll Need For This Recipe
* Yogurt * Grater * Cucumber *
- 1 1/2 cups plain yogurt
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 english cucumber
- 1 clove garlic
- 1 tablespoon dill
- 1-2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- salt & pepper
Peel, seed and shred cucumber.
Juice lemon and set aside.
Combine remaining ingredients in a large bowl. Stir in cucumber.
Allow flavors to blend at least 30 minutes before serving. Serve cold.
(Nutriton information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)