Tzatzíki is a Greek and Turkish meze that can be used as a side sauce or as a starter, served with toasted bread toast. Ultra fresh, creamy and delicious, follow the steps in this easy recipe to the letter if you want to prepare it yourself at home.
- 1 nice cucumber
- 750 g plain Greek yogurt
- 2 to 3 cloves of garlic
- 1/2 untreated lemon
- 1 C. tablespoons chopped fresh mint
- 1 nice c. chopped dill
- salt to taste
Preparation 10 minutes
Rest 3 hours
Peel the cucumber, then coarsely grate it over a salad bowl using a vegetable grater.
Squeeze the half-lemon to recover its juice. Remove the pips if necessary.
Peel and finely chop the garlic.
Add the Greek yogurt to the grated cucumber in the bowl, then mix well.
Then add the freshly squeezed lemon juice, chopped garlic, mint and chopped dill. Salt to taste, then stir well.
How to chop your herbs?
Cover the bowl with cling film and place it in the fridge. Leave to rest for at least 3 hours before serving.
Serve this very cold tzatziki with, for example, smoked shoursn and toasted bread as a starter. You can also incorporate it into all your savory culinary preparations, from the aperitif to the main course, such as in verrines, mixed salads or cakes.
For a lighter version, opt for Greek yogurt (or plain yogurt or cottage cheese) reduced in calories, with 0% fat for example.
Don’t have Greek yogurt? Replace it with plain yogurt or unsweetened cottage cheese. It’s just as good!