Saturday, October 9, 2010

Greek cuisine - Tzaziki

When I visited Greece for the first time I immediately fell in love with the Greek cuisine even thought I am a big fan of Italian and Russian food.

So I’d like to share with you a recipe of a simple but very tasty Greek sauce, tzatziki. It is perfect when served with grilled meat, pita or flat bread.

1 kg (2.2 lbs) cucumbers, peeled, seeded and grated
300 to 400 gr (0.7-0.9 lbs) of Greek yogurt
3 to 4 cloves garlic, minced finely
Fresh chopped dill to taste
Pinch of salt

Transfer the prepared cucumbers to a colander and mix it with minced garlic, salt and dill. Squeeze the extra liquid from them 2-3 time during 1 hour. Refrigerate vegetables for about 2 to 4 hours. Squeeze the extra liquid again and mix with yogurt right before serving.

Transfer to a serving plate and serve with fresh sliced cucumber or olives. Enjoy!

4 коммент.:

harrietshaven said...

Sounds great! I've never tried Greek cuisine before, but it sounds interesting.

Jennie said...

I LOVE tzaziki sauce with warm pita bread! Thanks fo rthe recipe :)

SocksAndMittens said...

I've got yougurt & cucumbers already, going to try your recipe tomorrow. If I will still have the ingredients :)

Jacqueline Gikow said...

Very tasty looking. I love Greek cuisine - especially the way they cook fish.


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