I love tzatziki sauce! Who knew that it is so easy to make. Oh my goodness, I made this recently and it came out so creamy. Tzatziki sauce is primarily used in Greek and Mediterranean dishes or even as a dressing for salads. It’s also great as a dip for pita bread or pita chips, are both. Let me tell you, the dill and squeezed lemon along with the Kosher salt and black pepper really gives that flavor for the tzatziki sauce. Then, the Greek yogurt just brings it all together.
If you’re in a hurry and just absolutely need tzatziki sauce; well the blender is the way to go. You can also make your tzatziki sauce by hand mixing with a spoon all of the ingredients in a bowl. The only thing would be to mash the cucumbers, and combine all other ingredients. Using a blender is just another alternative way to make it. I don’t think that there is particularly a right or wrong way. It never really is when cooking and using recipes. The recipe instructions are for using a blender. The ingredients are still the same for making tzatziki sauce.
A small batch of the tzatziki sauce will be two cucumbers. Wash, peel and cut them in half. Then, it’s best to use a spoon to scrape out the seeds and insides of the cucumber. Chop up the cucumbers so they can go into the blender. Add to blender the dill sprigs with chopped cucumbers. Pulse the blender to chop and mix cucumbers and dill.
Next step will be to strain Greek or regular yogurt in a cheese cloth (easy to find in grocery stores) to strain the excess liquid.
The final steps is to squeeze two lemons and add both dashes of salt and pepper. Pulse the blender to mix it all together. Now, you can either store them to refrigerate in the mason jars or add the tzatziki sauce to your favorite Mediterranean or Greek dinner.
So tell me, if you like Mediterranean and Greek food? How do you prefer to have your tzatziki sauce with your Greek and Mediterranean food (e.g. with pita bread, with Greek salad or with your falafel, etc.)?
-Vanessa Martine, The Creole Flamingo
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