Hi! We were having a barbecue party with friends this Tuesday. It was so much fun, I was having the best time. :) And because it’s appropriate to bring something to eat or drink to barbecue parties, I decided to make tzatziki and share the recipe with you.
Tzatziki si originally a Greek starter made mainly of yoghurt, cucumber and garlic. However, it’s used as a sauce as well, usually served with grilled meat. I also eat it with tortilla chips as a dip.
You will need:
400 g Greek yoghurt (or basic white yoghurt and curd cheese, 200 g to 200 g measurement)
a cucumber, average size
2 cloves of garlic
spices in one’s own choice (Usually pepper, salt. I’m using a mixture of spices for salads, or you can buy a special mixture for tzatziki.)
1 tbsp. olive oil
1 tsp. lemon juice
Firstly, this time I used an average-quality yoghurt alone, even without the curd cheese. It works quite well, but if you want to achieve authentic thick tzatziki, buy a Greek yoghurt or use the mixture above.
Grate the cucumber and use paper towels to wring out the water out of it. Put it aside.
Put the yoghurt (or yoghurt with curd cheese) into medium sized bowl. Add pressed cloves of garlic and stir. Then add whatever you like from the “optional” section. I used pepper, the spices mixture, olive oil and lemon juice. When you’re satisfied with the taste, add the grated cucumber and stir everything togeher. Finished!
Put it in the refrigerator for at least an hour before eating. Simple and delicious. Enjoy!