My Family Tzatziki Recipe
Years ago I shared this recipe of my family’s tzatziki on my Instagram and it was so popular I wanted to share it again.
Ask any Greek person and they will tell you that you can add tzatziki to pretty much ANY meal. It’s the BEST!
This recipe is a staple in the Itsines family and something I use as a dip for dishes like kebabs or as a dressing on top of salads. Yum!
I often laugh that “Cooking with Kayla” just means putting very basic ingredients together and serving it up as a meal, and this recipe ticks that simple cooking box, too! ANYONE can master it.
Food is all about enjoyment, flavour, and spending time with friends and family, and recipes like this are often a part of our weekly family dinners. So good!
For anyone who hasn’t heard of tzatziki before, it’s a simple yoghurt-based sauce you’ll find in a lot of European and Middle Eastern cuisines.
Here is our family recipe. You can thank me later!
- 300g Greek yoghurt
- 1 Lebanese cucumber
- 2-3 cloves of garlic, crushed
- A squeeze of lemon juice
- A drizzle of olive oil
- Pinch of salt and pepper
- Optional herbs such as mint or dill
- Strain the Greek yoghurt overnight using a cloth (you don't HAVE to do this, but it will make your tzatziki nice and thick).
- Cut the ends off a whole Lebanese cucumber, grate it into a cloth then squeeze the excess water into the sink.
- In a small bowl, add the grated cucumber, Greek yoghurt, crushed garlic, a squeeze of lemon juice, olive oil and a pinch of salt and pepper (as you can see… I don’t measure anything!).
- Mix to combine.
- Use immediately or store in an airtight container in the fridge (this never lasts long in my house, but the use-by date on the yoghurt should give you a rough idea of when to throw it out by!).
If you give it a try, let me know in the comments and tell me what you served it with, or tag me in a pic on Instagram!
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