Tzatziki is a Greek yogurt- and cucumber-based condiment, typically seasoned with herbs such as mint and dill, garlic, and lemon. I grew up eating it with this chicken souvlaki, but I find it to be such a nice match for roasted vegetables, such as this eggplant salad, and vegetable burgers, such as these mushroom and sweet potato veggie burgers or these falafel burgers.
- 1 large or 3 small cucumbers (about 8 – 10 oz)
- 1 cup plain Greek yogurt, I like the Fage 5%
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 2–3 tablespoons minced herbs, such as mint and/or dill
- 1.5 tablespoons fresh-squeeze lemon juice (from about 1/2 a lemon)
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- Grate the cucumber coarsely on a box grater. Transfer to a sieve and set over a bowl to drain. Squeeze the cucumber a little bit to encourage the moisture to drain out. Let drain for at least 5 minutes.
- In a medium bowl, stir the cucumber into the yogurt, along with the garlic, herbs, lemon, and salt. Taste. Adjust with more salt and lemon to taste.
- Category: Condiment
- Method: Stir
- Cuisine: Greek
Keywords: Greek, cucumber, yogurt, sauce, tzatziki, garlic, mint, dill