Homemade Tzatziki

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)

  1. Grate the cucumber with a box grater onto 2 layers of paper towels or a cheese cloth.
  2. Gather up the cucumber in the towel and squeeze out as much excess water as you can. Really squeeze it like you mean it.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

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