Who in the world doesn’t love tzatziki? I cannot imagine there could be a soul alive that doesn’t jump at the chance to devour it, and making it at home is beyond quick and easy. I have purchased the store bought kind, but it never measures up to a good Greek restaurant’s tzatziki, until now!
I made a spinach, rice and feta dish a few weeks ago, and we thought tzatziki would have been a nice addition on the side. I didn’t want to buy it, so I made it and I had the ingredients on hand. #winwin I found a great Tzatziki recipe on loveandlemons.com it’s a great website full of amazing recipes. Beware, it’s hard to exit the website and get on with your day! I whipped this tzatziki up with only a few minor changes: instead of grating the garlic clove, I sliced in half and rubbed it in the bowl, that way I can pick up some garlic flavor without the strong taste of garlic (to me) that can linger. Also, I didn’t have full fat Greek yogurt, so I used Fage 2% and it was fine, I’m sure the other could be better, but it’s hard to imagine because it was absolutely fabulous! I followed the rest of the directions, and did not opt to use mint this time around. Click the links above to visit the Love and Lemons website and also to get to the recipe (which you can print or save to Pinterest).
I always read a recipe and then make notes, if it’s not too long I re-write it on a sticky so I can see it as I go. It also helps to have read it and written it, makes it stick 😉 This is what I have written on my sticky – I don’t have titles, because I know by the ingredients what it is, but I do have the source (loveandlemons.com in this case):
1/2 cup fine grated cucumber – SQUEEZED DRY (next time may also give it a chop)
1 cup 2% (or 5%) Fage Greek yogurt (plain!)
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 tablespoon olive oil
Garlic clove (sliced and rubbed in bowl)
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1 tablespoon fresh dill, chopped (or more!)
Squeeze cuc, mix all and refrigerate until cold!
I think you’ll enjoy it just as much as we did! It’s a definite winner, whether being used as a dip with pita chips, veggies, etc. or on salmon (it was perfect!) or as a side accompaniment to that brown rice/spinach/feta dish I mentioned.
✍️Until next time…