Prep 5 mins
Cook 1 hr
adopted recipe....not yet tried.
- Combine all ingredients; mix well.
- Serve with vegetables dippers.
- 1 1/4 cup.
I have to disagree with Chef #229904. ONE way to make this dip, also known as "Tzatziki" is with drained yogurt, but another way is exactly how Shari2 says. My family's tzatziki is made like Shari2's yogurt dip, but with the addition of crushed garlic (real garlic, never garlic powder), a little bit of olive oil, salt, and mint is a great alternative to the dill. Also, the cucumber can be diced rather than shredded. This Tzatziki is FANTASTIC with stuffed tomatoes!
You have forgotten many ingredients, plus you must drain the yogurt using a coffee filter and and small plastic container(from margarine) placed into a larger plastic container(2 lbs.) that you have saved from frozen fruit, etc. That way you can drain your yogurt in the frige, and the resulting cheese will last much longer. Some things to add, after draining your yogurt for a day or two is undrained cucumber,(you have drained the whey off the yogurt, why waste the cucumber flavor?) dried dill, mint, salt, garlic powder, pepper, lemon juice, and anything else from your spice rack. This is really a matter of knowing what you are doing to begin with.