Greek Tzatziki DipOn our last visit to our youngest son, we snacked on a very tasty dip he prepared, among a nice spread of various other hors d’oeuvres.  It was a great feeling to see that he is becoming a great host, and practices his recipes on his parents.

If you have adult children, you will agree that it makes you feel rewarded, seeing them grow up into responsible, self-sufficient individuals.  It confirms that you have done a good job, and now it’s their time to shine, and show it off.

Now back to the dip.  It was his home made Greek Tzatziki Dip, for which he shared his recipe with me to try at home, and to post for all of you, in case you have never tried making it yourself.

It is very refreshing any time of the year, but even more so during hot summer days.  It may be served as a dip with veggies, chunks of Pita Bread, with Gyros or Souvlaki, or as a salad dressing.

Greek Tzatziki Dip- Sauce - main ingredients

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of cucumber, chopped of shredded (one large cucumber-seeds removed, or 2-3 small ones ,with seeds,  as these have very small and tender seeds
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced (garlic chopper is perfect for this job)
  • 2 cups  Greek Yogurt, plain (or sour cream if you don’t like yogurt)
  • 1 Tbs olive oil
  • 1 Tbs lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black, or white pepper, ground
  • 1 Tbs dill weed, chopped

Directions:

  1. Peel the cucumbers, rinse under running water, pat dry.
  2. Finely chop, or shred on a large eye hand grater, or food processor.
  3. Salt cucumber and place in a strainer over a bowl, to drain any extra juices.
  4. Mince the garlic.
  5. Chop the dill.
  6. Place cucumbers in a mixing bowl.
  7. Add garlic, dill, pepper, salt,olive oil, lemon juice, and Greek Yogurt.
  8. Mix well with a spoon, to fold in nicely.
  9. Cover and chill for about an  hour.

Serve as suggested above.

TIP: If you are not very fond of Dill, you may use chopped, fresh or dried mint leaves.

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6 Responses

  1. Diana

    September 3rd, 2010 at 10:29 pm

    1

    OK, Ok I know Im always saying im going to try your recipes…but I love, love cucumbers!! Im always putting them in my salads and sandwiches….going to print this out and get the items! :)

  2. Suburban Grandma

    September 4th, 2010 at 11:07 am

    2

    Diana, don’t feel bad… I’m the same way. I even have a special folder on my desktop with ALL the new recipes I’m finding on the blogs I read, and plan to try them.
    I am chipping away slowly on this list, but it keeps on growing.

    Since you like cucumbers, you will LOVE this very easy and HEALTHFUL recipe.
    I appreciate your reading time spent on my blog.

  3. Rommel

    December 17th, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    3

    It is really a good thing that I landed here in this post and learned this recipe. It is a healthy and delicious recipe that is perfect for my vegetarian diet. Another food that I also love is the Potato baskets. It looks like baskets but made from potatoes.

  4. Suburban Grandma

    December 18th, 2010 at 2:12 pm

    4

    Thanks for stopping by.
    I love all the dainty appetizers on your website.

  5. Rommel

    February 3rd, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    5

    Thanks! I appreciate that.

  6. Suburban Grandma

    February 3rd, 2011 at 6:43 pm

    6

    My pleasure.
    Thank you for stopping by.


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