Every Sunday night I meet with a sweet group of friends from church and we eat and share together. Each week our cuisine changes; This week was "Greek" week which means tzatziki. I love, love this sauce. It's a yogurt-based, tangy, fresh, herby, healthy accompaniment, particularly to chicken and salads. I almost bought the pre-prepared Trader Joe's version but ended up making my own and am so glad I did. It's super yummy and so easy.
Tonight we had grilled chicken/bell peppers/onions with rice, tomatoes, lettuce, and hummus in pita wraps, topped with healthy dollops of tzatziki. Ugh, it's wonderful. I have leftovers I'll probably put on a Greek salad to serve as the dressing. It's versatile, light, and refreshing. Give it a try!
serves a dozen+
borrowed from greekfood.about.com
3 T olive oil
1 T vinegar
2 cloves garlic, minced finely
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. white pepper
1 cup plain Greek yogurt
1 cup sour cream
2 cucumbers, peeled, seeded, and diced
1-2 tsp. chopped fresh dill, to taste
1. In medium bowl, whisk yogurt and sour cream.
2. Add olive oil, vinegar, salt, pepper and mix until well-combined.
3. Stir in cucumber and chopped dill.
4. Ideally, let sit overnight in refrigerator to allow flavors to set. (Or, serve immediately and enjoy just as well. We did tonight.)