Tzatziki : a Last Fling with Summer

Cucumber doesn't often feature on Pebble Soup as he has a strong dislike of the stuff. he is not alone, many people do. In the words of a friend, cucumber is a funny thing. Having no medical training what so ever, I'll keep my conclusions for myself.

I, on the other end, like cucumber very much and it's always a joy when I get to eat some, in this case lovingly prepared by the very same friend. Tzatziki is part of a meze of Greek starters. Greek yoghurt is best but live yoghurt with a spoon of cream does the trick too.

You need to know that Tzatziki is at its best after a couple of hours in the fridge. Refrigeration time allows the liquid to be absorbed. Individual portions are, in my opinion, better than a large bowl

This is a recipe without method only mixed all the ingredients together
  • 150g Greek yoghurt
  • 1/2 cucumber peeled, deseeded (optional), cubed
  • 2 - 4 crushed garlic cloves
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp lemon juice (or white wine vinegar)
  • 1 tsp chopped or dried mint (or dill)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Pepper to taste
  • Here is a tiny little secret, he and I met in Greece in the delightful town of Napflio while picking oranges so for that reason, I'd like this to be my inheritance recipe this month, a tat outside the rules...... 
  • Coffee and Vanilla hosted September's challenge, I'll soon be back with October's linky


Margot said...

Oh, I like this fling with summer a lot!! It would make perfect side dish for my fish cakes I made yesterday :)

Pebble Soup said...

thank you, I have just realised I had forgotten to add the mint in the ingredients, silly me.

Phil in the Kitchen said...

I've got to admit that I'm not keen on cucumber. It feels like a bit of waste of effort to eat it somehow. Maybe it's a man thing. But I make an exception for tzatziki and it must be particularly special if it reminds you of good times.

Solange Berchemin said...

Welcome back Phil in the Kitchen. When are we going to see one of your recipes in the challenge? Thank you for dropping by



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