Tzatziki sauce is a beautiful combination of strained Greek yogurt, cucumber, garlic, dill, spring onion, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. It is traditionally served alongside grilled meats, and makes a wonderful addition to pita and hummus, or a crudites platter. It is cool, crisp, tangy, and refreshing.
If you have never made homemade tzatziki sauce before, give it a try. This recipe is restaurant worthy.
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- 1 1/2 cups 2% Greek yogurt
- 1/2 English cucumber, peeled, seeds discarded, and finely chopped
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 2 tbsp fresh dill, chopped
- 1 spring onion, cleaned and sliced
- 2-3 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1/2 tsp salt
- Freshly cracked black pepper, to taste
Strain yogurt in a fine metal strainer or coffee filter for a couple of hours. This will remove some of the excess liquid and will thicken your yogurt.
Transfer yogurt to a small bowl. Add the rest of the ingredients, mix well, and refrigerate for 1 hour before serving.
Makes: 2 cups
Note: Tzatziki sauce will stay fresh in your refrigerator for up to 5 days.