My family and I have had our fair share of Tzatziki as we lived In Greece for years. Bulgaria, which is where I am born and raised borders Greece so we share so many similar cuisines and recipes. The truth is, we are known for our love of yogurt and have something super similar in Bulgaria which we have been making our whole life. It’s not a traditional tzatziki but it’s absolutely delicious. Feel free to add lemon if you wish or to let the yogurt and cucumber sit overnight over a cheese cloth or strainer for a much thickr consistency. For this recipe you will need:
Homemade Tzatziki Dip
- 2 cups of plain yogurt I like Balkan style
- salt to taste
- fresh and finely chopped dill
- 1 small English cucumber
- 1-2 minced garlic cloves
- drizzle of olive oil + olives on top are optional
- Peel and grate your cucumber on a cheese grater. If you don’t want to grate it, chop it really finely. If you are grating it be sure to take the grated cucumber and squeeze the water out really well. This will insure a thicker Tzatziki dip.
- Add the cucumber to a bowl and your favourite plain yogurt of choice. Add in as much minced garlic as your heart desires, freshly chopped dill, and season with salt to taste.
- Stir it all up and drizzle in a touch of olive oil for presentation.
- Store in the refrigerator in a glass tupperware or any dish covered with a lid or plastic wrap for 7-10 days. Enjoy on your favourite meals, with vegetables, on wraps, skewers and more.