Tzatziki

This cool, fresh sauce makes a great accompaniment for grilled chicken, souvlaki or toasted pitta bread. Use the amounts below only as a guide and adjust according to your own taste. Make sure you grate or crush the garlic as you don’t want to have any lumps of garlic in this.

Ingredients

  • 250g natural yoghurt
  • ½ cucumber
  • ½ clove garlic, finely grated
  • fresh mint, a handful, chopped
  • a pinch of dried oregano
  • 1 lemon
  • salt & pepper

Method

  1. Remove the seeds from the cucumber and coarsely grate into a bowl. Add a good pinch of salt and leave to stand for a few minutes. Squeeze the grated cucumber to remove most of the liquid.
  2. Add the yoghurt, fresh mint, oregano and a squeeze of lemon juice. Mix well and season to taste with a little salt and plenty of freshly ground black pepper.
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