Nikki J's Homemade Tzatziki
My daughter loves eating food from other countries and cultures! So when it was time to make our Gyros, store brought Tzatziki was out of the question, she wanted to make it fresh!
Using a traditional basic recipe of greek yogurt, cucumbers, olive oil, dill, mint, garlic, and lemon juice, Nikki J added her own flair to this traditional Mediterranean sauce that we hope you will enjoy it as much as we did. But don't limit yourself in only using this Tzatziki sauce for only Gyros, use it on EVERYTHING, from grilled meats, vegetables, potatoes, and sandwiches!
You will need:
1 large cucumber (should yield 2 cups when grated, do not peel or remove seeds)
1 1/2 cup of Greek yogurt
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 tablespoon of lemon juice
One chopped fresh mint leaf
2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
A dash of Boujee Spices Garlic & Herb seasoning or your favorite seasoning salt
Grated parmesan cheese (optional)
Grate the large cucumber using the large hole side of the grater.
Drain the cucumber by squeezing it with your hands using disposable gloves.
Squeeze cucumber over a bowl or sink. Placed drained cucumber in a large bowl.
In the same bowl all the ingredients except the dill and grated parmesan cheese.
Mix well and place in the fridge for at least 15 minutes to allow flavors to blend.
Just before you serve your Tzatziki add the dill, mix well and serve. Add grated parmesan cheese to taste
FYI: Dill has a powerful flavor, so if you add it with the other ingredients it will overpower the flavors. add it just before you serve your Tzatziki to avoid having the dill overpower the other flavors.