Friday, September 4, 2009

food day friday - tzatziki

When Tina's family visited this summer, Husband and I decided to serve Greek burgers, tzatziki and hummus. the only problem with that was I'd never made tzatziki before (but man, did I love to eat it). so I googled about 4 basic yet different recipes and went to the grocery store to start experimenting. this recipe is what I came up with and I love it. I brought it last night when I got together with some of my Judson friends and left some behind for Husband and Daughter to eat. all parties were satisfied.

What you need:
3 cups of Plain Greek Yogurt (3 cups is the size of the large 2lb container.)
3 cucumbers, peeled, seeded, grated and dried as much as possible
3 tablespoons of olive oil
2.5 tablespoons of lemon juice (while fresh is always better, I almost always use Real Lemon)
3 cloves of garlic, minced (or a tablespoon or so of garlic powder)
4-5 tablespoons of dill weed
salt and pepper to taste

note: to dry the grated cucumber I add salt and put it in a colander in the fridge for as long as I can stand to wait.

also note: if you can't find plain Greek yogurt, you can use plain yogurt. to thicken it up (like Greek yogurt) line a colander with cheesecloth, add the yogurt, place in fridge and let it drain.


Melissa Walker said...

This looks DE-licious!

christy ross said...

it is. and SO easy. 15 - 20 minutes, depending on how slow of a mincer and cucumber grader you are. With Michael's help y'all could whip it up in to minutes!

Megan said...

YUUUUM! I've never made tzatziki, but I do love the stuff. I'm going to have to try your recipe SOON!

TL said...

do you just combine it all in a bowl or the food processor?