Tzatziki (Greek cucumber yogurt sauce)
- Serves: 6 as a sauce, 15 or more as a dip
- Preparation Time: 15 minutes
- Total Cooking time: none
This is a delicious sauce that is traditionally served over Gyro sandwiches, but is equally at home drizzled over tomato slices or as a dip for toasted pita bread chips. Try this at your next party as an alternative to ranch or house dressing dip for raw veggie platters or as a cool counter to oregano roast chicken breast.
|4||cups||Plain Yogurt (use a live culture yogurt for best results)|
|1||medium||cucumber, peeled, seeded, and finely chopped|
|1||small||sweet red onion, sliced very thinly|
|2||teaspoons||extra virgin olive oil|
|Salt and pepper to taste|
Whisk the olive oil, oregano, and lemon juice into the yogurt until well incorporated. Next, fold in the cucumber, onions, and crushed garlic. Season the sauce to taste with salt and pepper. Cover tightly and refrigerate at least 1 hour or preferably overnight. Serve with pita chips or raw vegetables or as a sauce for Gyros.