4 – Ingredient Tzatziki Recipe

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I love Tzatziki! I’m just obsessed with this Greek dip made using garlic, yogurt, cucumber and olive oil. Every time we go to a Greek restaurant, I always ask for more tzatziki.

This tzatziki recipe is way better than the store-bought one. It’s delicious, absolutely foolproof just like puff pastry sticks, quick to make, uses only 4 ingredients and goes with anything. You can serve it with salad, homemade bread or with grilled sausages and vegetables. I prefer it with bifteki and tomato rice.

The beauty of this recipe is that you can adjust it based on your taste. You can add fresh dill, vinegar, mustard, chives, lemon juice, increase or reduce garlic cloves, that’s up to you. The only tricky part about this recipe is the kind of yogurt you’re using. It must be a Greek strained yogurt. If you don’t have access to one, just buy a normal Greek yogurt and strain it using a cheesecloth.

Tzatziki tastes much better once it has rested for some hours or overnight. In this way garlic unfolds itself.

So if you’re looking for an appetizer, side dish or a perfect take with to the party, then you should definitely give this recipe a try. 🙂

Don’t forget to check out this Aioli (garlic- milk-oil) dip recipe.


4-Ingredient Tzatziki Recipe

Yield: 4 Servings
Prep Time: 25 min
Chill Time: at least 2 hours or overnight

You’ll need:

200 g (7 oz) strained Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 garlic cloves
½ cucumber (approx. 250 – 300 g (8 – 10.5 oz))
salt and pepper

You’ll also need:

– grater, plate & sieve
– garlic press, knife & cutting board
– ½ teaspoon salt for cucumber
– 2 bowls, spoon & cling film

4-Ingredient Tzatziki Step-by-Step-Recipe

1. Peel and grate the cucumber on a plate.

Put the grated cucumber in a sieve, with a bowl under, sprinkle with ½ teaspoon salt and mix well. Let cucumber sit for about 15 minutes.

NOTE: letting cucumber sit for 15 minutes is very important, to get rid of most of the water, otherwise your tzatziki will be watery.

– I like peeling my cucumber, but you can also just rinse it and use it.

2. In the meantime peel and finely chop garlic cloves. You can also press them.

3. In a bowl combine yogurt, oil and garlic and mix well. Season with salt and pepper.

NOTE: If you’re using a normal yogurt, just strain it using a cheesecloth to remove out the water.

4. After 15 minutes squeeze out the remaining water from the grated cucumber using your hands and stir it it in the yogurt mixture. Add more salt and pepper if necessary.

Cover your tzatziki with cling film. Chill for 2-3 hours and enjoy!!

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4-Ingredient Tzatziki Recipe

Greek inspired yogurt, garlic & cucumber dip/sauce which uses only 4 ingredients and goes with anything.
Prep Time25 mins
Chill Time3 hrs
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: Greek
Keyword: dips, how to, snacks, step by step photo recipe, Tzatziki
Servings: 4 Servings
Author: Ester from esterkocht.com

Ingredients

  • 200 g (7 oz) strained Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • ½ cucumber (approx. 250 -300 g (9 - 10.5 oz))
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

  • Peel and grate the cucumber on a plate. Put the grated cucumber in a sieve, with a bowl under, sprinkle with ½ teaspoon salt and mix well. Let cucumber sit for about 15 minutes.
  • In the meantime peel and finely chop garlic cloves. You could also press them. In a bowl combine yogurt, oil and garlic and mix well. Season with salt and pepper. After 15 minutes squeeze out the remaining water from the grated cucumber using your hands and stir it it in the yogurt mixture. Let your tzatziki rest for some hours.

Notes

  1. letting cucumber sit for 15minutes is very important, to get rid of most of the water, otherwise your tzatziki will be watery.
  2.  I like to peel my cucumber before using it, but you can also just rinse it and use it.
  3. If you're using a normal yogurt, just strain it using a cheesecloth to remove out the water.

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2 Comments

  1. I have to try this. Thank you.

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