Thursday, February 06, 2020

On the MENU This Week. Tzatziki

Tzatziki is easy to make and goes well with Greek food like souvlaki or with pita bread on a meze platter. Dill is traditional in Greece but is not always easy to find here.
1 cucumber – 1/4 t salt – a squeeze of lemon juice - 1 T extra virgin olive oil - – 1 small clove of garlic , finely chopped - 1 cup of double thick Greek Yogurt – 2 teaspoons of lemon juice. – 2 Tablespoons finely chopped fresh mint or dill or a combination of the two – salt and freshly ground black pepper
Peel and top and tail the cucumber, then grate it into a bowl. You want larger long pieces rather than small gratings. (DO NOT use a food processor to blitz). Add salt and a squeeze of lemon and set aside in the fridge for half an hour to allow it to release the juices. When it is ready, take it out and put into a clean tea towel and wring out all the moisture. Stir the olive oil and garlic into the yogurt, then add the lemon juice and the cucumber. Mix well then add the mint and or dill. Season well with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Taste and adjust the seasoning to your taste and serve.

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