Alright boys and girls, this may be the easiest recipe on the planet. It involves no cooking, no baking, and no knife skills.
All you need is a good grater, a refrigerator and some quality ingredients.
One of our favourite types of cuisines is Mediterranean. The moist kabobs, bright salads, and warm pitas make my heart go pitter-patter.
I’ve always wanted to try making Tzatziki at home, but never got around to looking up the recipe for it. Then one magical day, a photo of a fresh bowl of Tzatziki popped into my Pinterest feed, and that’s when I knew…it’s time.
Here’s what you’ll need:
1/2 English cucumber
1 – 2 garlic cloves
2 cups good quality Greek-style plain yogurt
salt and pepper to taste
Juice of 1/4 lemon (Optional)
- Grate the cucumber with a box grater onto 2 layers of paper towels or a cheese cloth.
- Gather up the cucumber in the towel and squeeze out as much excess water as you can. Really squeeze it like you mean it.
- Grate the garlic into a bowl using a microplane grater, add in cucumber, yogurt, salt and pepper and stir until well blended. If you like, add a squeeze of lemon.
- Refrigerate the Tzatziki until you are ready to serve it. The garlic flavor will intensify as time goes on.
**You can also throw in some fresh mint or a few sprigs of dill, if you have them handy. I like my Tzatziki simple, so I left the herbs out.
Recipe adapted from The Family Kitchen.