Video:Tzatziki Recipewith Simon from Saucy
Tzatziki is a refreshing yogurt and cucumber dip. Learn to make this Greek favorite and serve it as a tasty appetizer or party snack.See Transcript
Transcript:Tzatziki RecipeHi! My name is Simon, and I am the owner and founder of Saucy located in New York City for About.com Food. Today I'm going to show you how to make the Greek Tzatziki.
Tzatziki IngredientsTo make the Greek Tzatziki, you need to have:
- 1/2 a pound of Greek yogurt
- 2 medium sized Kirby cucumbers
- about 2 tablespoons of fresh chopped garlic
- 1/2 cup of fresh mint
- 1/2 cup of fresh chopped dill
- 1/3 of a cup of extra virgin olive oil
- Kosher salt (2 pinches)
- fresh pepper (1 pinch)
Mix the Greek Yogurt and HerbsYou're going to take the yogurt and just put it into the bowl, make sure you have a whisk or some kind of spatula to mix it, add the garlic, and add the fresh chopped mint, and the dill, the olive oil.
Prepare the CucumberJust chop the heads of the cucumber, and them I'm taking the skin off and leaving the body skinless. And what I'm going to do next is chop the skin of the cucumber and the cucumber separately. Let's start with the cucumber itself. The cucumber doesn't have so much flavor, it's a lot of water, so its emulsified with the yogurt and the spices, and it creates the body of the Greek Tzatziki. And I'm adding the body of that cucumber into that mix.
Next, I'll do the same with the peel of the cucumber, then chop it nicely, small diced. Its very important that the cucumber will be fresh, and will be a Kirby cucumber, not the wax that you see in the supermarket. It has to be fresh if you want to get a good Greek Tzatziki.
Mix the Tzatziki IngredientsI'm adding that to the mix. I will season that will a little salt and pepper. Now gently mix everything together, and that's how you make Greek Tzatziki.
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