Tzatziki recipe

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Tzatziki recipe
Tzatziki recipe
Servings:Serves 4 - Makes 500 g tzatziki
Calories per serving:84
Ready in:1 hour 10 minutes incl chill time
Prep. time:1 hour 10 minutes
Cook time:None
Difficulty:Easy
Recipe author:Chef
First published:24th October 2012

Tsatsiki is a Greek meze or appetiser, also used as a sauce for souvlaki and gyros. Tzatziki is made of strained yogurt — in Greece and Turkey usually sheeps' milk or goats' milk yogurt — to which are added cucumbers (either pureed and strained or seeded and finely diced), garlic, salt, cracked black pepper and usually olive oil, dill, sometimes lime juice and parsley, or mint. Olive oil, olives, and herbs are often used as garnishes as well.


Ingredients

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Method

  1. In a bowl, add the yogurt, garlic, olive oil and lemon juice and mix really well
  2. Stir in the chopped cucumber and most of the dill, reserving a little for garnish
  3. If desired, thin with a few tablespoons of cold water
  4. Refrigerate for an hour

Serving suggestions

Serve chilled, sprinkled with the remaining dill

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