This Authentic Tzatziki Sauce (Greek Cucumber Yogurt Sauce) is always a hit! Learn everything you need to know about how to make Tzatziki Sauce from scratch. Use it as a dip or as a spread on sandwiches or gyros.
The Tzatziki is a popular delicacy served in Greek restaurants, however, it is also consumed in many parts of the Middle East and the Mediterranean. It is ideal to serve as a dip or sauce. Though the Tzatziki recipe may slightly vary from place to place, it is quite easy to follow with about six ingredients and it is a popular sauce that includes cucumbers. If looking for a nice and unique dip or sauce for your gathering, the Tzatziki is a nice option. It can be served with grilled vegetables and mushrooms, chicken, gyros and more. Yoghurt lovers will definitely love this delicacy. Asides yoghurt, the Tzatziki recipe also contains some other nutritious ingredients to make it wholesome. The combination of yogurt, cucumber and garlic makes it capable of rocking your taste buds.
Cucumbers are known for a lot of health benefits. Asides its pleasant taste, they contain antioxidants and other minerals. Another striking benefit is its low-calorie content making it ideal for weight management whilst ensuring better hydration. Truly, yoghurts are popular for their creamy taste but it offers more than that. It's a good source of calcium and also effective for weight reduction. Garlic as an ingredient in the recipe is certainly no pushover, it's tangy taste and flavour blends perfectly with other ingredients. Garlic has lots of minerals and vitamins that are ready to "burst open" into the Tzatziki delicacy. The trio is indeed a good combination, making the Tzatziki recipe something worth trying. In the end, you get a creme de la creme with more refreshment and a low amount of calories.
Indeed, the Tzatziki recipe guides you in preparing the delicacy. However, there are some tips you need to follow so as to make a perfect and faultless Tzatziki.
- Ensure your cucumber is well-drained
To achieve a perfect blend, it will be best to grate your cucumber. Cucumbers have a high amount of water content, therefore, it is essential to drain your cucumber. The consequence of not draining is watery tzatziki which may look quite annoying. You can drain with a sieve or cheesecloth overnight or even squeeze with your hands if in a hurry. However, it must be well drained. The English cucumber can also be used as its sweeter, contains fewer seeds and less water.
- Let the ingredients blend
Garlic is known for its sharp taste and a fine flavor. However, it may be too sharp, resulting in "face-frowning" moments when eating. Allowing the garlic to stay longer in the yogurt will ensure that the flavor blends in and sharp taste reduces.
Combining the ingredients, except the dill and cucumber, overnight will be beneficial in ensuring that the flavors blend perfectly whilst drainage your cucumber. You can add dill towards the end of the preparation.
- No Greek yogurt?
In the absence of the Greek yogurt, you can use any other full-fat yogurt available.
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