Joined: 18 Jul 2010
|Posted: Mon Jul 26, 2010 12:31 pm Post subject: Tzatziki by Placebo Effect
Tzatziki is a greek yogurt dip that is quite tasty and great with meats and grilled vegetables or even in an oat bran sandwich instead of mayo or plain yogurt.
- 500-600gr of strained 0% greek strained yogurt (In the UK you can find the Total-Fage brand which is great, but the 0% tesco greek yogurt will do as well)
- 2 cucumbers
- garlic to taste (i use 2 gloves)
- 1 tsp olive oil
- salt, pepper to taste
- dill to taste (i use 1-2 tsp finely chopped)
- few drops of lemon juice
1) peel the cucumbers, cut in half lengthwise and scoop with a spoon as much of the seeds as you can.
2) grate the cucumbers into a colander and leave it for some hours for most of the juices to drain, give it a couple of squeezes as well. We don't want any of the cucumbers' juices or the tzatziki will become watery. Another trick to do that is to put the grated cucumber in a tablecloth, make a bundle and squeeze it very very good over the sink.
3) in a bowl put the yogurt, chopped dill, crushed garlic (you can mince the garlic in a blender), lemon juice and olive oil. Mix well.
4) add the strained cucumber, mix well and then add salt and pepper to taste, mix again.
You can keep it in the fridge for 3-4 days. If any excess juice from the cucumbers or the yogurt comes to the surface and you can easily remove it.