This authentic Greek sauce is a real treat. Unbeatably fresh tzatziki sauce is a great compliment to so many dishes. It pairs great with anything from meat to vegetables to pita bread. The base is creamy Greek yogurt with an addition of grated cucumbers and freshly grated garlic. The combination of tangy yogurt, refreshing cucumbers and boldly fragrant garlic is phenomenal.
And it is just to breeze ti make this delicious Mediterranean culinary delight.
Start by grating cucumbers in food processor or on a grater. I prefer using seedless English cucumbers that I also peel ahead. Squeeze all the liquid out of the grated cucumbers using mesh strainer and a heavy napkin. Finally grate or press the garlic cloves and add to the yogurt together with the cucumbers. Mix together and chill for a couple of hours before serving. You can jazz your tzatziki sauce up by adding fresh chopped herbs like dill and mint and a squeeze of lemon juice. You can also adjust the amounts of garlic to your likings to make the dominant taste of garlic less potent.
This fresh aromatic sauce is extremely versatile. Makes for a wonderful healthy and nutritious snack when served as a dip with fresh vegetables and pita bread. Great in place of mayo in sandwiches and pitas. Delicious with lamb chops, pan seared fish or grilled chicken. Anyways you decide to enjoy this sauce it never disappoints. Just a handful of simple ingredients pack a powerful flavor punch really taking the taste of the dishes it served with to the next level of deliciousness.