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.