Food: Tzatziki

This one is an absolute fave in our house. My toddler loves this stuff and we can’t give it to her before she has the majority of her meal otherwise she won’t eat anything else! My husband and I first tried tzatziki in our travel to Greece and couldn’t believe how tasty this stuff was!

After 4 years of making it at home, we have perfected the recipe for us and hope you enjoy it as well!

You will need:

1 500 g container of plain greek yogurt (we prefer President’s Choice)

1 cucumber

1 clove of garlic

Half a lemon

Pita Bread – (We use Hadaad Bakery White Pocketless Pita Bread)

Olive Oil

Salt & Pepper

Directions

1) Preheat the over to 400 F

2) Finely shred the cucumber over a paper towel. A lot of other websites will tell you to put the shredded cucumber in a sieve to drain all the water out – we don’t have time to do this on a daily basis. SO use a cheese grater, grate the cucumber (but not the centre part with the seeds) over a paper towel. When you’re done, put another paper towel on top and just get as much liquid out as you can.

3) Put your shredded cucumber on a cutting board and cut it up a bit finer so there isn’t any long strings o’ cucumber in you tzatziki

4) Put all the greek yogurt in a bowl, add the cucumber, a pressed piece of garlic and a squeeze or two of lemon. Mix well and put in the fridge for about half an hour so it’s nice and chilled and the flavours are well mixed.  *I cannot live without my garlic press, I recommend everyone have one in their home*

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5) Lightly coat the pita bread with oil, salt & pepper and cut them into wedges. Put them in the oven for about 10-15 minutes and let them cool for another 10

6) Enjoy! This stuff will go FAST. We also use it with our chicken shishkabobs and most other grilled meat. It is super versatile and my daughter will eat anything if there is tzatziki on it!

Now we can’t wait to get back to Greece and try “authentic” tzatziki again… *sigh, someday*

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