Tuesday, 10 December 2013


I love cucumbers. We pretty much eat it at every meal. It's green so it is good for you!
One of my favourite dips has to be tzatziki. It is great with so many dishes and we tend to use it in pitas, with grilled chicken and I do love dipping veggies and chips in it!

The trick is to make sure you deseed the cucumber and then once you grate or finely chop it up you need to salt it lightly and let it rest. Draw out the moisture so that it doesn't make your dip watery. You might also want to go easy on the garlic since it can be a bit sharp but this depends fully on your own personal taste!

1.5 cups plain Greek yogurt (I used a 0% fat version)
1 cup grated seedless cucumber
1.5 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 garlic clove, crushed (use more or less depending on your taste)
0.5 tablespoons finely chopped fresh dill / dash of dried dill
2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil (I tend to just drizzle some in until I think it is enough)
Salt and pepper, to taste

1. Place the grated cucumber in a bowl, salt it and let it rest for about 1 hour.
2. Drain the juices from the bowl and then squeeze the rest of the cucumber with your hands until you removed most of the moisture.
3. Combine the Greek yogurt, cucumber, lemon juice, garlic, olive oil and dill. Stir until well combined. Taste and season with salt and pepper.
4. Chill an hour or two before serving but it can also be enjoyed straight away!

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