Sunday, June 28, 2009

Tzatziki. Best Dip, Ever!

[Pronounced Zet-zee-kee.]

Tried something new during our vacation that I absolutely luv, luv, luv. Oh. My. Gosh! It is absolutely delicious!!! Going to make it today. Thankfully the ingredients - so simple, really - are all readily available at our Commissary.


2 cups strained full-fat yogurt
1 medium cucumber
4 cloves of garlic, mashed to a paste
2 tablespoons olive oil
Pinch of pepper
A little vinegar
Fresh dillweed, finely chopped
A few ripe olives

Grate the peeled cucumber on a coarse grater and press as much liquid as possible out of it. Mix the cucumber with the rest of the ingredients. Garnish with olives.

Light, summery, tasty - tasty beyond yummy. Goes very well on pita chips, pita bread, french bread, crackers... And goes best with a nice stemmed-glass of "grape juice."

Once introduced to Tzatziki while on vacation, not a day went by when I was not craving more. The first day I tried it - I had it twice - at two different restaurants. That is how good it was. I know I said it goes well on pita chips or bread - but I can eat this with a spoon right out of the bowl. It is THAT good.



  1. I've never heard of it with olives...I'm gonna have to try that! Thanks!

  2. Says to use the olives for garnish, mewolcott. The picture I have in the cookbook I bought in Greece shows radishes being used as a garnish as well.

    You're very welcome!

  3. I have fresh radishes growing in my garden here in Colorado, so I think I'll have to use that as well as the olives...:D Thanks again!

  4. This works with fat-free yogurt as well. And if you add just a little milk (aboout 2 Tablespoons), it makes a pretty yummu salad dressing too.


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