Greek Tzatziki, who doesn’t know it? During my citytrip in Athens I tried the real Greek tzatziki sauce. Delicious with Greek dishes such as Souvlaki, Gyros, pita bread and actually with everything. I love garlic and this dish contains a good amount of garlic, yum!
Of course you can add as much garlic as you want. That’s the good thing of making your own dips. You can easily add some of this and some of that for the best end result. Don’t forget to taste in between!
Tzatziki is actually very easy to make. It also takes very little time. The best thing is if you leave the tzatziki in the fridge for a while before serving it. This way, all flavors absorb well. Tzatziki can be served with meat, but also as an appetizer with pita bread and olives.
- 1 cucumber
- 500 ml Greek yogurt
- 3 cloves of garlic
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 2 tbsp olive oil
Peel the cucumber using a peeler and then grate it. Put the cucumber grate in a clean dishcloth, gather the ends of the dishcloth and wring well until all the moisture is out. The moisture does not have to be stored.
Mash the garlic cloves in a mortar with a little salt. Spoon the finely ground garlic with the cucumber. Then add the Greek yogurt, 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and 2 tablespoons of olive oil and mix well.
Spoon everything into a bowl and sprinkle with some olive oil. Then leave it in the fridge for a while so that the flavors can absorb well. Serve with some olives and fresh pita bread.
Tzatziki is delicious with Greek zucchini croquettes. Looking for another tasty Greek dip? Then view the recipe for fava. This dip made from yellow split peas is also very tasty as a starter with some pita bread.