JonPaul and I can never seem to get enough Greek food. We love it. And one of the things we love most about it, is the tzatziki sauce. There is just something about the cool greek yogurt, the earthy dill and bits of crunchy cucumber. It’s addicting. Which is why we love this easy and delicious homemade tzatziki sauce.
We love smothering it on just about anything falafels, burgers, and lamb chops just to name a few. But it’s just good on it’s own as a dip. We make a lot of hummus in this house too, and I love pairing the two together to make a little spread.
Plus it couldn’t be easier to make. There is hardly any prep work and only takes a few ingredients, a grater and a bowl. Perfect for easy entertaining, or honestly just week night “pita dipping” while watching your favorite Bravo show (I think I may have an addition to Bravo).
If you’ve never made your own tzatziki, you will be amazed at how easy, yet delicious ,it really is. Just consider yourself warned that the bowl will be gone before you know it.
- 2 cups of full fat greek yogurt
- 1 whole english cucumber
- 1 lemon
- 4 cloves of garlic, minced
- 2 tbsp of chopped dill
- 2 tbsp of olive oil
- Using a grater, grate one whole english cucumber, sprinkle with a tsp of salt, toss and then place in a colander and set aside for 20-30 minutes (you want the extra liquid from the cucumber to drain before adding to the yogurt. The salt will help. It doesn't have to be completely dry, you just don't want all of the excess liquid. You can give the cucumbers a "gentle" press to help guide some of the moisture out as well).
- Meanwhile, in a bowl add the greek yogurt, garlic, the zest and juice of one lemon, dill, and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Add drained cucumbers. Gently mix together.
- Transfer to a serving bowl and drizzle with olive oil and garnish with additional dill.
- Serve and enjoy!