If you are familiar with tzatziki this simple homemade recipe is probably an exciting find. If you aren't familiar with tzatziki, you are in for a real treat. You can enjoy it as a dip with pita bread or the edible scoop of your choice. It's also a wonderful, creamy sauce that makes a great addition to all kinds of dishes.
16 ounces plain greek yogurt* 2 cucumbers - peeled, seeded and diced 2 tablespoons olive oil 1/2 lemon, juiced (1/4 cup) 4 cloves garlic, peeled Salt and pepper to taste 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill (optional)
Combine all ingredients in food processor or blender and process until smooth. Refrigerate for at least one hour to allow the flavors to combine.
*For a thicker tzatziki remove some of the liquid from the yogurt by hanging it in a thick cheesecloth. Put the yogurt in the center of the cheesecloth and gather up the corners around it to form a ball. Tie the cheesecloth corners to a wooden spoon. Hang the yogurt inside a pot, using the wooden spoon across the top of the pot as a hanger. The pot will then catch the escaping liquid. Put the pot in the refrigerator overnight. In the morning there will be clear liquid in the bottom of the pot and a thickened ball of Greek yogurt "cheese" to use in your tzatziki.