This tzatziki sauce is made with fresh ingredients and can be prepared in such a short time. Tzatziki sauce is perfect to use as a dip or to spread on your favorite sandwiches.
If you don’t know what taziki sauce is then you probably have never had a gyro before. Or maybe you have and didn’t know that yummy white sauce they put on that gyro was called taziki sauce. I’m one of those “please add extra taziki sauce to my gyro” type of people. It is so good.
To believe it or not tzatziki is full of healthy ingredients too. So no guilt in eating this. Greek yogurt and cucumbers are the main ingredients. Add a little garlic, lemon juice, dill, and spices and that’s it. Simple and healthy all rolled into one tasty treat.
You want to use the full fat Greek yogurt instead of the low fat. Now just take a strainer and some coffee filters or a cheese cloth to drain the yogurt for a few hours. This will take out any extra moisture to make your taziki sauce thicker.
Now to the cucumbers. Everyone does this part different. You want to cut the cucumber long ways and dig out all the seeds. Then I take one half of the cucumber and chop into small cubes. The other half I grate with a cheese grater. There’s going to be a lot of cucumber juice to go along with this step.
Cucumber is naturally a juicy vegetable. You want to try and get as much as that juice out of the cucumber. What I did was put the shredded cucumber in a Ziploc bag and cut the tip off one of the ends and squeezed all the juice out.
As for the garlic, I’m not the one who likes to bite into a big chuck of garlic so I took a clove of garlic and used a zester to grate the garlic. If you don’t have a zester you can minced the garlic super fine.
Now just add all the ingredients and mix together. After you are done mixing refrigerate for at least a hour so all the flavors can blend in together. You can store this taziki for a few days. You can use this sauce as a dip or add onto sandwiches or like I have seen just eat it straight out of the bowl with a spoon.
- 2 cups full fat of greek yogurt
- 1 cucumber
- 2 TBSP of fresh lemon juice 1 lemon
- 1 TBSP of chopped dill
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 2 TBSP of olive oil
- 1/2 TSP sea salt
- 1/2 TSP of pepper
- Take a strainer and a bowl and place 2 coffee filters or a cheese cloth and put in strainer and add greek yogurt to drain for 2 hours in the refrigerator
- Take the cucumber and cut long ways and dig out all the seeds
- Take one half of the cucumber and chop into small cubes and the other half grate with a cheese grater. Get rid of excess juice from the cucumber
- Peel the garlic cloves and use a zester to grate the garlic or mince super fine
- Chop up the fresh dill
- Add all the ingredients into a bowl and mix together then refrigerate for at least an hour
nice recipe … i want correct the name… is TZATZIKI.
This was a wonderful recipe. I didn’t have fresh dill, so used dried and it was delicious. Served it with sweet potato falafels and green salad. Everyone loved it. Thanks!
So glad you enjoyed it. Yeah sometimes you just have to use what you have on hand
Made this Tzatziki as suggested and it is just Fantastic. The right balance of textures and tang with the pop of the dill. Just right. Served it with grilled chicken kebobs and coconut rice. Yum.