Homemade Tzatziki Sauce
Homemade Tzatziki Sauce is a delightful blend of yogurt, cucumbers and fresh herbs. Traditionally it is a Greek sauce served with grilled meats or as a dip.
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5-6 ounce cup Plain Greek Yogurt. (But I use vanilla because the plain is to 'plain' for me)
for the cucumber
Fresh is better if you have it but not the end of the world if you don't
More if you love the mint flavor, less if you don't
Scoop out the seeds of the cucumber. This will take out a LOT of the moisture of the cucumber.
Sprinkle the grated cucumber with salt and wrap in a paper towel or cheese cloth.
The salt will draw out the excess moisture from the cucumber.
Excess moisture in your tzatziki will make it runny. I am not a huge fan of runny tzatzki.
Allow the salt and cucumber to work for about 30 minutes.
While the cucumber and salt work together, finely mince the mint.
Once the 30 minutes is up, squeeze the cucumber to release the rest of the moisture.
Combine all the ingredients and allow to rest for at least 30 minutes in the refrigerator so the flavors can combine fully.
(You can mince a clove of fresh garlic but I like the roasted in the recipe better. In my opinion, the fresh is too strong. But do what YOU like.)
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Homemade Tzatziki Sauce https://www.savoringthegood.com/homemade-tzatziki-sauce/ June 1, 2015