Monday, May 2, 2016

Tzatziki Sauce


I've made one of those new-to-me discoveries that has totally been a game changer in my kitchen...tzaziki sauce! I pretty much eat it by the spoonful, but it also goes well with chicken, fresh vegetables, fish, rice. It just adds that perfect creamy yet fresh touch to so many Mediterranean-style meals and gives an otherwise simple plate a spark.

Tzaziki Sauce
From: RecipeTin Eats
Yield: about 2 cups
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Meld Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

INGREDIENTS:

2 cucumbers
2 cups plain Greek yogurt
2 teaspoons white wine vinegar (or red wine or apple cider vinegar)
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil (or more if you want it richer)
1 teaspoon salt
black pepper to taste

DIRECTIONS:

Cut the cucumber in half lengthwise. Use a teaspoon to scrape the watery seeds out. Coarsely grate the cucumber using a box grater. (Be very areful when you get to the end, don't cut your finger!) Then wrap in paper towels or a tea towel to remove excess liquid.

Place cucumbers in a bowl. Add remaining ingredients then mix to combine. Set aside for at least 20 minutes to allow the flavors to meld.

Add to just about any grilled meat or vegetable dish and enjoy!