Thursday, March 15, 2012

Tzatziki

Tzatziki is super easy to make and full of flavor. Greek yogurt is basically a strained yogurt. I usually buy Greek-style yogurt from Trader Joe’s but if you can’t find this type of yogurt, you can use regular plain yogurt and strain it in refrigerator with few layers of cheesecloth for few hours to overnight to remove all moisture.  Also make sure to remove as much moisture out of cucumbers as possible so that it does not dilute the yogurt.  Pair it with Greek chicken, Greek salad, lemon rice and roasted potatoes.


Tzatziki

Serves: 4
Preparation Time: 5 to 10 minutes
Chilling Time: 30 minutes to overnight

Ingredients:

1/2 Persian cucumber – peeled, seeds removed, grated and squeezed water out (about 1/4 cup worth)
1 big clove garlic – pressed or finely chopped
1/2 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 tablespoon rice vinegar or red wine vinegar
1 cup Greek-style yogurt
Salt to taste

Directions:
  1. In a bowl combine cucumber, garlic, olive oil & vinegar and stir well.
  2. Add yogurt, salt to taste and mix everything well. Chill in fridge for at least 30 minutes to overnight if possible and serve chilled.
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