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Monday, August 6, 2012


Charles made tzatziki for our Olympic themed Sunday Night Dinner.  We did a test run a few days before the dinner, and we were glad that we did since our first attempt was too runny.  Tzatziki is a very traditional yogurt based Greek dip with is usually served with Pita.  We ate a lot of Tzatziki while were were on our honeymoon and each one we tried was slightly different.  There are lots of  Tzatziki recipes out there, we looked a several before we settled on this one because we liked that it included dill and lemon.
Straining the cucumber in cheese cloth

You will need:
16 ounces of Greek Yogurt
1 small Cucumber
1 teaspoon Dill
3 cloves Garlic
4 tablespoons Lemon Juice
2 tablespoons Olive Oil

Step 1:
Chop the cucumber in a blender or food processor until it is in small chunks but not totally liquified.  Then let it drain with some cheese cloth to eliminate some of the excess liquid.  (We did this because our first attempt was so runny).

Step 2:
Once the cucumber has drained, return it to the blender and add the garlic and blend until smooth.

Step 3:
Stir the yogurt, dill, lemon juice and olive oil into the cucumber and garlic mixture.  Serve with warmed or toasted pita.  If you brush pit with olive oil and bake in the oven until toasted it especially delicious.

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