Appetizers, Greek dishes

Tzatziki

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Tzatziki is known by everyone who has ever been to a greek tavern. This extremely popular starter in greek cuisine applies to almost everything, especially recommended for chickpeas (rewitokeftedes).
Here’s a recipe for the most classic tzatziki, you can add finely chopped dill, grated carrots, and even chopped nuts or pistachios. As I mentioned, this recipe is basic and known in all greek homes.

Tzatziki

Recipe by adminCourse: AppetizersCuisine: GreekDifficulty: Easy
Prep time

5

minutes

Ingredients

  • 200 mL of thick yogurt

  • two grated or squeezed garlic cloves

  • a piece of cucumber finely grated, squeezed from cucumber water

  • a few drops of vinegar

  • salt

  • dill (option)

Directions

  • Put yogurt into a larger bowl, add grated garlic, grated squeezed cucumber, dill (option) and mix everything together, finally add a little vinegar (literally a few drops) and salt to taste.

  • Our tzatzyki have to stand still (chew up) and they are ready to eat. As I mentioned earlier, you can make a “rich” version, which means you can add carrots, nuts, ba! even an old radish (that was what I did in Poland when I came to visit my parents).

Notes

  • PS. this dill in the basic composition is debatable, in some regions of Greece they never add it, in others it is always. I leave the choice to you.

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