If you love surprising your guests with unique delicacies, then this article is ideally meant for you. Go through the article and learn some easy to make Tzatziki recipes.

Tzatziki Recipe

Do you often wonder what all you can do with a simple dairy product like yogurt? Well then, this article would come to your aid. It provides you with a list of easy to make tzatziki recipes, for you to know about the multiple forms that a simple yogurt can take. A Greek sauce, Tzatziki is used as an appetizer and a sauce for Greek sandwiches, souvlaki and as dressings for salads and other snacks. The sauce is made by dicing in cucumbers, dills, garlic, mint leaves and many such ingredients into yogurt to give a delicious and toothsome taste to the sauce. Go through the given recipes and learn to prepare the finest accompaniment to foods that you can serve your guests.
Easy Tzatziki Recipes
Traditional Yogurt, Cucumber, & Garlic Dip
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 2 cups thick Green Yogurt
  • ½ cup Cucumber (diced)
  • 2 tsp Lemon Juice
  • 5-10 Garlic Cloves (finely chopped)
  • 1 tbsp fresh Mint (chopped)
  • Combine lemon juice and oil in a small mixing bowl.
  • Add in the yogurt slowly, making sure that it mixes well with the oil.
  • Add in garlic, as per the taste and then put in the diced cucumbers.
  • Stir until evenly distributed. Garnish it with mint. 
  • Serve chilled.
Dill, Cucumber & Yohurt Sauce
  • 1 cup Fat-free Yogurt
  • 2 Garlic Cloves (chopped)
  • 1 cup Cucumber (grated, peeled and seeded)
  • 1 tbsp fresh Mint (chopped)
  • 2 tsp fresh Dill (chopped)
  • 2 tsp Lemon Juice
  • Salt for taste
  • Place cucumber in a bowl and sprinkle some salt over it. Let it stand for 30 minutes.
  • Next, add yogurt, garlic, mint, dill and lemon juice to the salted cucumber. Mix them well until blended.
  • Place the mixture in the refrigerator for an hour before serving.
Greek-Style Beef Kebabs With Tzatziki
  • 2 lb Beef Sirloin (cut into ½ inch chunks)
  • 1 ½ tsp Garlic (granulated)
  • ¼ cup Vegetable Oil
  • 1 ½ tsp Onion Powder
  • 1/8 cup Red Dry Wine
  • 2 tsp Fresh Rosemary (optional)
  • 2 tsp Oregano (dried)
  • 2 tsp Salt
  • ½ tsp fresh Ground Black Pepper
  • Combine all the ingredients and mix so that they coat each of the meat pieces properly.
  • Thread the pieces onto the skewers and refrigerate for the night.
  • Next morning, grill the meat over medium high heat to desired level of doneness.
Exotic Tzatziki Recipe
  • ¼ Cucumber (finely diced, peeled and seeded)
  • 2 cups Non-fat Yogurt
  • 1 tsp Fresh Mint (minced)
  • ½ tsp Salt (divided)
  • 2 tsp Fresh Dill (minced)
  • 1/8 tsp Ground Black Pepper
  • 3 Pita Breads (toasted and cut)
  • 1 cup Green Beans (cooked)
  • 1 cup Baby Carrots (sliced)
  • ½ Red Bell Pepper (thinly sliced)
  • ½ Yellow Bell Pepper (thinly sliced)
  • ½ Orange Bell Pepper (thinly sliced)
  • Line a sieve with cheesecloth and place the sieve over a bowl.
  • Pour in yogurt into the bowl with cheesecloth sieve and let it drain at room temperature for about 2 hrs or until thick.
  • Place the diced cucumber into a cullender and sprinkle it with ¼ tsp salt. Let it drain for 30 min, after which rinse and dry it completely.
  • Take a medium bowl and stir together drained yogurt, cucumber, dill, mint, black pepper and the remaining ¼ tsp salt and mix them well.
  • Pour the yogurt mixture into a serving bowl and place the bowl in the centre of a platter.
  • Surround the platter with pita bread, carrots, green beans and red, yellow and orange bell peppers.

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