Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Quick Cucumber Feta Tzatziki

To follow up on my recent blog: Souvlaki Summer Skewers, this next recipe is a staple when cooking Greek or Mediterranean fare: Tzatziki !


The only decision that you will have to make is whether or not to keep it "pure" with yoghurt, mint and cucumbers; or, if you want to add some variation with garlic, lemon juice, feta, tomato, red onion.
This is super easy, but add this to your pita pocket with chicken souvlaki, and you might as well be sitting in Santorini, Greece!

Equipment:
Mixing bowl
Fork, to mix

Ingredients:
1-2 Cups Greek Yoghurt
1-2 English Cucumber, peeled, seeded and diced


1/2 cup feta, crumbled


1 clove garlic, minced
1 Tablespoon Fresh mint sprigs, chopped (if saving money, skip)



1/4-1/2 red onion, chopped
Kosher salt
Fresh ground pepper

Instructions:
1. Wash your hands.
2. Prep  and chop your ingredients.
3. Combine feta, yoghurt, garlic, and spices in a bowl and mix.
4. Add cucumbers and red onions.
(Some recipes call for dicing the cucumber, laying them on paper towel and sprinkling with salt for a half hour or so to remove some of the water inside the cucumbers...you are welcome to do that...it just takes longer.)






5. Add to your favorite pita and grilled chicken souvlaki.


This can be made ahead and kept in an airtight container in the fridge, but it really isn't alot of prep, so make it fresh whenever you can!