I have a mild obsession with Greek food at the moment, caused largely by the discovery of a fantastic new restaurant just a few blocks from my place. I went to the Greek Souvlaki Shack two nights in a row because the food was so amazing and fresh, I couldn’t get it off my mind after my first visit. But more details on that to come…
Anyways, it inspired me to post this tzatiki recipe, since it’s an essential condiment for any Greek feast. Just line up a few simple ingredients…
…and turn it into this! (Dill works nicely in this recipe too, just didn’t have any this time around.)
Allow me to show you some possibilities for using this beautiful stuff….
Like along side chicken souvlaki and lemon rice pilaf, for example!
1 cup Greek yogurt
1/2 cup finely chopped cucumber
1 clove garlic, minced
1 – 2 tbsp lemon juice, to taste
1 tsp salt
1 -2 tbsp fresh dill (optional)
1. Mix all ingredients together. Make a few hours ahead if possible, and refrigerate until serving. If you let it sit for a few hours, the flavours will get really nice and strong. Also, make sure you use a nice thick Greek yogurt to get good texture.