Grilled Lemon Tzatziki

By Chase the Flavors
July 8, 2015
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Author Notes:

A beautiful application for summer cucumbers, this cool and creamy cucumber yogurt dip is intensely satisfying with grilled meats, vegetables, and breads. When the grill is hot, brush a few halved lemons with olive oil and throw them on for a few minutes until charred. Grilling the lemons brings out a sweeter, more concentrated citrus flavor and a hint of smokiness. Serve this grilled lemon tzatziki as a dip with grilled flatbread or generously pour it over burgers, salmon, or grilled vegetables. As for the grilled lemons, be sure to grill a few extras for iced tea or whiskey sours.

Chase the Flavors

Makes: 2 1/2 cups

  • 1 large or 2 small cucumbers, seeded and finely diced
  • 2 cups plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 lemons, grilled and juiced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh dill, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  1. Whisk together cucumber, yogurt, lemon juice, olive oil, dill, and garlic in a medium bowl. Season with salt and pepper and refrigerator until ready to serve. For a thinner tzatziki, blend 1/2 of the tzatziki in a food processor until smooth then reintegrate it with the rest. It's delicious right away, but the flavors gets better after a few hours.

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