Tzatziki is a delicious cucumber/yoghurt sauce that is served cold. It pairs well with a variety of meats and salads, warm breads or mezze. This recipe is a family favourite but be mindful of the garlic - you can add more or less to suit your tastes.
Ingredients 150 g greek yoghurt
1/2 cucumber deseeded
1 or 2 cloves of garlic
1 tsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp salt
1 tbs olive oil
Grate the cucumber and place cucumber in a sieve over a bowl. Sprinkle over the salt and mix through. Allow it to drain for around an hour, until the water from the cucumber stops dripping.
In a bowl, combine the yoghurt, garlic and lemon juice and add the grated cucumber. Mix well to combine.
Cover and refrigerate overnight before serving with a drizzle of olive oil.
Can be served immediately but it tastes better if left overnight. If you would like to modify this recipe you can also include 1 tsp of dried dill or mint. If you don't have any lemon juice you can substitute this with white vinegar.