Today I am sharing with you a recipe for cucumber sauce or Tzatziki. We have a hot dog shop not far from us that also serves some Greek dishes. This tzatkiki sauce comes with a couple of the dishes and is D-E-L-I-S-H. We've been wanting to try our hand at it and I FINALLY remembered to buy the Greek Yogurt so we could give it a shot! This is a common sauce for souvlaki or gyros.
I did some reading and looking and more reading and more looking. It can be made with regular yogurt, but the yogurt will need strained. Everyone has variations to how they make it.
Looks pretty tasty huh???
Here's what I did.
...and when I do it over again, I will only make half of this recipe...
Hey! It is just the two of us!
3 cups Greek Yogurt
(if you are going to use regular yogurt, please spend some time with your best friend "Google"
Juice of one lemon
1 garlic clove, chopped (garlic powder will work)
2 medium cucumbers, seeded and diced
1 Tablespoon kosher salt (for salting the cucumbers to help draw out some more liquid)
1 Tablespoon chopped fresh dill
Salt and Pepper to taste
Peel the cucumbers, use a spoon to scrape out the seeds.
I can't show you a picture of this part because I was using cucumbers that were leftover from making
refrigerator pickles. Anywho...
Slice the cucumbers into a colander and sprinkle the 1 tablespoon salt on to the cucumbers.
Let the cucumbers sit 15-30 minutes to draw out water. Drain the cucumbers.
In your food processor, add the cucumbers, garlic, lemon juice and dill and process until well blended!
Stir this mixture into your yogurt. Add additional salt and pepper for your taste.
Refrigerate for a couple hours so the flavors can marry!
Ours only refrigerated for an hour. It was good, but it was WAY WAY WAY better the next day!
We grilled up some chicken that had marinated in Italian dressing and some garden fresh onions and misc. peppers. This made a great dipping sauce. It also made me wish for a pita, that would have made it perfect.
This will keep in your fridge for a few days.
Some liquid will separate from the sauce and I would drain that liquid off and then stir your sauce back together.
I hope you enjoy! Have a great rest of the weekend and thanks so much for stopping by!!!