- 1 Cup of Grated Cucumber (Aprox 1 medium cucumber - 280g)
- 1/2 Cup of Plain Greek Yoghurt
- 1 Tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 2 Tablespoons of Fresh Mint and/or Dill Chopped
- 1 1/2 Teaspoons of Lemon Juice
- 1 Medium Clove of Garlic Pressed or Minced
- A Pinch of Salt
There is nothing better than a healthy snack that is quick and easy to make. Tzatziki not only fits the bill when it comes to quick and easy snacks, but it also makes a great ingredient in many other meals.
One important tip for making tasty tzatziki at home is to ensure that your cucumber is well drained. To keep this recipie quick we have recommended squeezing out the moisture from your grated cucumber however you may prefer for strain your cucumber in a sieve or cheesecloth overnight.
To remove the sharp taste of the garlic in your dip, rest the garlic for as long as possible in the yoghurt. For the best results you should drain the cucumber as recommended above and combine the remaining ingredients excpet the dill. After the cucumber has drained add it to the yoghurt mix with the dill.
Looking for a vegan/dairy-free alternative, simply replace the yoghurt with 1 1/2 Cup of cashew sour cream and thin the dip with a splash of water.
Working with one big handful at a time, squeeze the grated cucumber between your palms over the sink to remove excess moisture. Transfer the squeezed cucumber to a small serving bowl, and repeat with the remaining cucumber.
Add the yogurt, olive oil, herbs, lemon juice, garlic, and salt to the bowl, and stir to blend. Let the mixture rest for 5 minutes to allow the flavours to meld. Taste and add additional chopped fresh herbs, lemon juice, and/or salt, if necessary.
Serve tzatziki immediately or chill for later. Leftover tzatziki keeps well, chilled, for about 4 days. Pack it in Fuel's Snack n Dipto take to work.
How long does a fresh batch of tzatziki last
Usually up to 3 days in a container with lid in refridgerator. You may find that some of the water seperates but this can simply be mixed back in.
Can I make this recipie dairy-free/vegan
Yes, try substituting greek yoghurt for the same amount of cashew sour cream or coconut milk yoghurt