Tzatziki is a staple on Greek menus and tastes as fresh as it looks. This recipe includes Greek yogurt, cucumber, fresh herbs and garlic- giving it a rich and creamy texture. Drizzle with extra olive oil and serve chilled to let the flavors meld for the ultimate bite! —Kosterina
English cucumber peeled, seeded & grated
med. garlic cloves, finely minced or passed through the garlic press
fresh dill, finely minced
container of plain Greek yogurt
Kosterina extra virgin olive oil
In This Recipe
Peel the cucumber, seed it and grate it. Place it in a colander, sprinkle with some salt and let it sit for half an hour. Squeeze the water out by pressing it between the palms of your hands. Place the grated cucumber in a medium bowl.
Mince the garlic cloves and the dill and add it to the bowl.
Add the rest of the ingredients, season with salt, mix well and refrigerate overnight or for at least a couple of hours.
Before serving, mix again, drizzle with some extra olive oil and serve with toasted Greek pita bread cut in triangles and carrot or celery sticks.
Note: This spread keeps well in the refrigerator for up to a week.