If you're a fan of Greek cuisine, then you've probably already encountered tzatziki dip. This creamy, tangy dip is made with cucumbers, yogurt, and a blend of herbs and spices. It's the perfect accompaniment to grilled meats, pita bread, or as a refreshing dip for vegetables.
In this blog post, we'll delve into the history of tzatziki dip and explore the various ways it can be enjoyed. We'll also share a simple and delicious recipe for making your own tzatziki dip at home. So get ready to tantalize your taste buds with this traditional Greek favorite!
Tzatziki Dip is a popular Greek dip, which is made with Greek yogurt, mint, parsley, dill, olive oil and garlic. Cucumber yogurt dip recipe is very simple and easy preparation. This vegan dip recipe takes time in blending the flavours, so it tastes best after 4-6 hours. Greek Tzatziki dip recipe is mainly served with grilled food but you can also enjoy this cucumber yogurt dip recipe with homemade bread and sandwiches.
For this vegan dip recipe, Greek yogurt is the main ingredient, which is available in supermarkets but if you cannot find it then also you can make it as Greek yogurt is nothing but strained yogurt. Simply drain all excess water from yogurt with the help of cheesecloth and strainer and after 4-5 hours Greek yogurt will be ready. It is also important to drain water from cucumber in order to make the dip really thick. I have used only 2 cloves of garlic in 1 large bowl of this Geek yogurt dip recipe as I do not like very strong flavor of raw garlic but if you like you may add more. For dressing I have used extra virgin olive oil, which is best for salads dressing for smooth texture and delicious flavor.
Greek Tzaziki Dip
Preparation for this quick and easy dip recipe is very simple but you should give time to this dip for blending all the flavours, approximately 4-6 hours are good enough. I have made and kept Greek Tzatziki dip in fridge it and used it for two days, you can also do so.
Now let us have a look at ingredients and method to make finger licking good Tzatziki Dip at home:
Preparation Time: 10 Minutes (the dip tastes best after 4-6 hours).
Cooking Time: -
ingredients for tzatziki dip
- Greek Yogurt: 1 cup.
- English cucumber: 1.
- Fresh mint: ¼ cup (chopped).
- Fresh parsley: ¼ cup (chopped).
- Lemon juice: 2 tablespoons.
- Extra virgin olive OIL: 1 tablespoon.
- Salt: to taste.
- Freshly ground black pepper: to taste.
- Cyan pepper: ½ teaspoon.
- Garlic: 2-3 cloves.
Method to Make Tzatziki Dip:
- Wash and peal cucumber, cut its ends.
- peel the cucumber and remove ends
- Put the cucumber in a zip lock bag.
With the help of rolling pin pat the cucumber to break it into small pieces.
- pat cucumber with a rolling pin
- Take out cucumber in a bowl; sprinkle some salt on it so that it oozes out water.
- sprinkle salt on cucumber to drain out excess water
- After about 10-15 minutes squeeze the cucumber and drain out as much excess water as you can.
Take Greek yogurt, cucumber, mint, parsley, lemon juice, salt, black pepper and mix well.
- add chopped parsley, mint in yogurt add minced garlic, lemon zest and juice Mince garlic cloves and add to the yogurt.
Add olive oil and mix nicely.
Keep the dip in a cool place for about 4-6 hours and let the flavours blend nicely.
Garnish with cyan pepper and serve cool with homemade bread.
- garnish with cyan pepper and serve cool
Tzatziki dip is a refreshing and delicious Greek cucumber yogurt dip that is perfect for parties, picnics, or as a healthy snack option. With its creamy texture and tangy flavor, it pairs well with a variety of dishes. Whether you're serving it with pita bread, fresh vegetables, or as a topping for grilled meats, tzatziki dip is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. If you try this recipe or have any questions, let us know in the comments below. We'd love to hear about your experience and any variations you made to make it your own. Enjoy!
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does Greek yogurt tzatziki last?
When not in use, tzatziki sauce should be kept in a sealed container and kept in the refrigerator. Homemade tzatziki ought to keep for about three to four days if stored properly. How recent the yogurt was when you made the sauce will determine this.
Why is it called tzatziki?
The word "tzatziki" comes from the Persian word "zhazh," which means a mixture of herbs. Tzatziki-inspired dishes are very well-liked in the Middle East, Greece, and Southern Balkans. With sumac spice, fresh mint, and water, Cacik is a Tzatziki variant that is served as a soup or side dish in Turkey.
What does Greek yogurt tzatziki taste like?
As you can see, this tzatziki recipe calls for cucumber, Greek yogurt, garlic, olive oil, and vinegar. So you can imagine that it has a sour, creamy, and crunchy flavor. In addition to the flavor and aroma of garlic, one can also detect a faint background acidity from the vinegar.