Tzatziki is a Greek dish - typically served as a dip with crudites or tortilla chips. Alternatively to accompany a meal.
Unlike the watery stuff you buy in little tubs in the supermarket, the real thing should be rich and creamy and cooling. It's very simple and cheap to make. A simple tub of Greek yoghurt in the fridge only takes a few minutes to turn into something with plenty of flavour and a joy to have alongside some salad.
There is no official recipe as such - much of it has to be to eye and taste
250g tub of Greek Yoghurt
3" long piece of cucumber
2 x large cloves of garlic
Tip the greek yoghurt into a bowl.
Peel the cucumber. Cut in half and scoop out the seeds. Cut each half into half again (lengthways) and finely slice. Add this to the bowl.
Take a good few mint leaves and finely chop. I like about 2 tablespoons in volume.
Press or finely mince the garlic and add to the yoghurt with the mint. Mix these in well. Add lemon and seasoning to taste - 2 > 3 teaspoons of lemon is about right...
So very simple !
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