Tuesday, May 25, 2010
To grate or to dice the cucumber? To add mint or dill? Everyone seems to think their recipe is the best and family members fight over the smallest details about a bowl of tzatziki. This is what I learnt from my former lover who is Greek. I am not sure if this is the best but it certainly is a damn good one. It goes perfectly with roast lamb and souvlaki that we all adore.
makes 1 cup
3/4 cup of Greek yoghurt
1 cucumber, grated and squeezed out excess liquid
3 tbs of finely chopped dill (or mint)
2 garlic cloves, minced
juice of half a lemon
dash of olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
Place grated cucumber, yoghurt, minced garlic and chopped dill in a bowl and mix well.
Follow by olive oil, lemon juice and salt and pepper. Mix well and check for seasonings.
Great with succulent roast lamb.
Can't do without when it comes to souvlaki.