Tzatziki

This popular Greek dip, makes a very nice condiment for gyros or kebabs and is also served alongside numerous meat delicacies such as pork & lamb. Made from thick Greek yogurt, it’s a perfect dip with pita bread triangles and even with our local poi!!

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Ingredients:

Greek yogurt (hung curd) – ½ cup

Cucumber – 2no.

Garlic – 6 cloves

Dill – 2tbsp

Lemon juice ½ no.

Cumin powder – 1tsp

Salt & crushed pepper – to taste

Method:

1)      Collect all the ingredients before you begin. This is called Mise en place. Chop the garlic & dill & leave aside.

2)      Peel & deseed the cucumber.

3)      Grate the cucumber & add some salt to it & let it rest for 5 min. the cucumber will start to wilt, so squeeze out the extra water & add it to a mixing bowl.

4)      To the same bowl as the cucumber, add in the yogurt, chopped garlic, chopped dill, lemon juice, cumin powder, salt & pepper. Give it a good mix & check the seasoning.

5)      Serve it cold with a drizzle of olive oil & flat bread. I did it with our local poi which I toasted a bit.. Enjoy!!

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