We haven’t visited Greece yet, but it is on our travel wish list! We certainly adore Greek food. We had chicken pitas for dinner tonight, served up with homemade tzaziki. Using Greek yogurt, this recipe makes a great authentic sauce. You can substitute with regular yogurt, but you will have to drain it for several hours (using cheese cloth or coffee filters) to remove excess liquid.
2 cups plain full-fat Greek yogurt
2 teaspoons fresh garlic, pureed
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 English cucumber, seeded and grated on large holes of grater
½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
In a bowl, combine the yogurt, garlic, and ½ teaspoon salt. Sprinkle the remaining ½ teaspoon salt over the grated cucumber and drain, 10 to 15 minutes, to extract excess water. Add drained cucumber to yogurt, along with pepper, and mix well. Cover and refrigerate until chilled, about 1 hour. Yield: 2-½ cups.