Tzatziki Yogurt Sauce

I have had this sauce many times at Pita Pit, we had it with our meal at The Olive Oil (check my post under the “Restaurants” tab), and I’m pretty sure I have seen it made on Food Network in the past. With the flavor profiles of this dip that I’ve seen and tasted, I made my own at home. Man, did it turn out delicious. Here’s the recipe!

Ingredients:

1 c. Plain Greek Yogurt
1/4 c. Grated cucumber
Zest of 1 medium lemon
Juice of half medium lemon
2 garlic cloves, grated/pressed
1/2 tsp parsley, minced
1/2 tsp dill, minced
Pinch of salt
Cracked black pepper

Directions:

1. Grate the cucumber and place on a paper towel. Squeeze out all of the liquid. Sandwich between new paper towels to absorb remaining moisture.
2. Zest the whole lemon. Mince the parsley and dill.
3. In a small bowl, add the yogurt and grate in the garlic with either a microplane or use a garlic press.
4. Add in the zest, lemon juice, and herbs. Salt and pepper it to your taste. Serve with the Greek meatballs, cucumbers, or warmed up pita bread! Yuuum!

tzatziki bowl
It is so fresh! I love it!
tzatziki
This really makes a great snack!

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