Tzatziki is a creamy, delicious, and simple sauce made with cucumber, yogurt, and fresh herbs. It might be a bit tricky to say, but it’s very simple to make.
2 cups grated cucumber (we love hothouse or seedless cucumbers)
2 cups plain Greek yogurt
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 to 2 medium cloves garlic, minced, depending on how much you love garlic
2 tablespoons fresh squeezed lemon juice or more to taste
2 to 3 tablespoons chopped fresh mint and/ or dill
Salt and fresh ground black pepper
Cut cucumber in half, lengthwise, and then use a spoon to scrape out the seeds and discard them.
Grate the cucumber. Scatter grated cucumber over a clean dishcloth (or paper towels). Sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon of salt. Let sit for 5 minutes. Then gather up the corners of the dishcloth and squeeze as much liquid from grated cucumber as possible. Discard the liquid or save for another use.
In a medium bowl, combine the squeezed cucumber with yogurt, olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, herbs, a pinch of salt and a pinch of pepper.
Set aside for at least 10 minutes then serve.