I received a sample box of Tillamook greek yogurt to try, all opinions are my own
I love Greek food, LOVE it. So naturally I love Tzatziki sauce. I love to make Gyro’s, Greek Salad and I’m currently working on a Greek Burger. So I’ve made like 4 batches of this recently while I’m recipe testing! Mmmm
This recipe is based off of a THICK greek yogurt, if your yogurt isn’t thick enough you’ll need to strain it for awhile. It all depends on how thick you like your sauce.
You can either use a tea towel, gather and tie it to a wooden spoon over a bowl, or I find it easier to use a few paper towels in my pasta strainer over a bowl.
- 1 1/2 C greek yogurt*
- 1 medium cucumber
- pinch of kosher salt
- 4 cloves garlic
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 2 tsp red wine vinegar
- 5-6 mint leaves minced - more or less depending on your preference
- peel and de-seed the cucumber then grate - place the grated cucumber in a tea towel, gather the ends and squeeze to remove the liquid
- You can either just stir all the ingredients together (in this case be sure to mince the mint leaves well)
- OR place all the ingredients in a food processor and blend - you can blend a little or a lot depending on the texture you want in the end.
- refrigerate and let the flavors develop together.
- serve with pita bread triangles or on top of gyros
*if you don't have access to greek yogurt you can place plain yogurt in a tea towel, gather then ends and tie to a wooden spoon and hang over a bowl overnight in the fridge - this will thicken the yogurt to the thickness needed
If you didn’t strain your greek yogurt it will still taste amazing, but it will be runnier. I like to strain mine and end up with a thicker version. But it’s totally a personal preference.