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.
TzatzikiCourse: AppetizersCuisine: GreekDifficulty: Easy
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
- 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).
- 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.