Tzatziki | Greek Creamy Cucumber Dip for Gyro

>>  Thursday, September 3, 2015

Tzatziki or Greek Yogurt Cucumber Dip was the first one I came across before I knew about Gyro. Somehow this made me check out the recipe in detail and I decided I was going to make it. I made a Veggie Gyro with Tzatziki. This is a famous Greek combination, mostly prepared with meat. I choose to make with grilled vegetable and Cottage Cheese.

Tzatziki  is a Greek sauce served with grilled meats or as a dip. Tzatziki is made of strained yogurt (usually from sheep or goat milk) mixed with cucumbers, garlic, salt, olive oil, sometimes lemon juice, and dill, mint, or parsley. I didn't have parsley or dill, had mint and my dip had a hint of it as I am not so fond of mint in most dishes like this.

I followed this recipe and mostly ended up making that way. Konda was so taken in by the dip that she wanted on her sandwiches as well. 

Greek Tsatsiki 

Strained Yogurt - 1 cup
Garlic - 2 cloves, minced
Cucumber - 1/2 medium
Vinegar - 1tsp
Olive Oil - 1 tbsp
Salt and pepper to taste

How to make the Greek Tsatsiki Dip

Peel and grate the cucumber. Squeeze out the excess water as this dip needs to be creamy and not runny.

Strain your regular curds to get thick yogurt. Then mix the curds with minced garlic, vinegar, olive oil and grated cucumber.

Blend everything well and adjust seasoning.

Refrigerate for atleast a day or 6 hours before serving. 

Serve it as dip for Vegetarian Gyros

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Usha September 3, 2015 at 12:11 AM  

This is a satiating dip.

Sapana Behl September 3, 2015 at 12:31 AM  

I also made this sauce .Very flavorful.

Nivedhanams Sowmya September 3, 2015 at 6:07 AM  

that is a finger licking one!!! super yummy!!

vaishali sabnani September 3, 2015 at 5:03 PM  

Ok I make this dip very often, did not know it was Greek 😜.delicious to the core

Kalyani September 3, 2015 at 8:09 PM  

I have this as well for this BM :-)) we also loved it !

Srividhya September 5, 2015 at 2:26 AM  

I have this for the coming weeks.. great dip

Padmajha PJ September 7, 2015 at 5:19 PM  

I remember making this for another food event and thought how it resembles our cucumber raita!! Nice dip na Srivalli...

Sandhiya September 7, 2015 at 6:23 PM  

Wonderful dip..sounds interesting.

Archana Potdar September 14, 2015 at 10:17 AM  

Delicious dip . wonder why I don't make it often.

Pavani N September 14, 2015 at 6:26 PM  

That is one creamy and delicious dip Valli. I made it for third week and the recipe is slightly different :-)

Priya Srinivasan September 20, 2015 at 2:06 PM  

Perfect dip and makes a great pair in wraps!!

The Pumpkin Farm November 17, 2015 at 9:43 PM  

so many made this dip...and each one is lovely...loved to see ur step by step as always

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