Friday, February 5, 2016

Quick and Easy Tzatziki

Greek yogurt is something I ALWAYS have in the house. I use it for everything, mostly as a substitute for anything that normally calls for sour cream or mayonnaise. Why no one thought to do this decades ago will always baffle me. Driving home from work one day, I knew I had some chicken that had been marinated in Italian dressing, some veggies and a tub of Greek yogurt that needed to be used. That inspired a Mediterranean dinner, the star of which was a quick homemade tzatziki sauce that turned out PERFECT. Remember, these are all rough measurements. You like garlic? Add more. Hate onion? Leave that sucker out.

What you need:

1 large English cucumber, finely chopped
A quarter of a red onion, finely chopped
About a tablespoon of chopped fresh dill (not dried)
About a teaspoon of chopped fresh mint
2-3 cloves of garlic, minced (depends on how much you love garlic and how big they are)
Juice of 1 lemon
About 1 cup and a half of Greek yogurt (I use 0% fat, use whatever you like!)

All you do is mix all ingredients together with salt and pepper to taste, and let it chill for about an hour for all the flavors to mix in. What you are left with is a refreshing and garlicky sauce that is SO good with any kind of protein or veggie and ESPECIALLY a good naan or lavash bread. Enjoy!

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