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Homemade Tzatziki

Posted on July 11th, 2011  |  13 Comments

After I moved out of my parents house there are a lot of things I realized I took a lot for granted. Clean towels, clean sheets, clean dishes… clean everything without ME having to clean it. Bliss. There was also a full refrigerator and pantry! All my fav foods right there in front of me and to the right shelves filled with my favorite condiments. Mustard, ketchup (in that order) hot sauce, AI sauce, Worcestershire sauce, oh yeah and mayo). All there, sitting, waiting, ready to be squirted and slathered all over my food. at my parents home. Round these parts I definitely have a plethora of mustards and I’m pretty sure you may find some ketchup packets and a jar of mayo in the fridge but my stash is lacking for sure compare to my momma’s.

Until now. May I please introduce you to the best condiment of all…..tzatziki! So delicious, on everything, veggies, pita, meat, I’ve even used it as salad dressing, and on pasta, yup! And on this aMAZing chicken croissant sandwich.

It’s creamy and flavorful without all the fat that comes with ranch dressing or a mayo based dip. Quite important in my opinion, especially because this sandwich involves a croissant. And we all know what those are made from. Butter. Butter. Butter. Phyllo dough. More butter. Perhaps that is why they are they dankest piece of bread I know to make a sandwich out of. And why I do so on the rarest of occasions. Like when I ask Lui to go buy bread and he comes home with this. Ahh smile. At least he went. He was rewarded with this:

Bonus plus, this is super easy to make, especially when you have all the ingredients on hand, in fact then it’s even easier than going to the store to buy some sour cream and onion chip dip. Speaking of… this would be really awesome on some chips.

Or veggies like carrots, celery, and broccoli. Whip up this dip next time you’re heading to a party, your friends will thank you! (Warning, these friends need be garlic friendly, while it isn’t OVERpowering, it’s best if you and your smooching partner both partake :)



2 cups plain low-fat yogurt

1 full tablespoon chopped dill

1 full tablespoon minced garlic

1/2-1  cucumber, seeded and diced

juice of half a lemon

1 tsp sea salt

black pepper

This makes a good amount of condiment, that is most often not consumed in one setting, so I suggest the initial prep be made in a storage container. Makes life easier. How’s this for easy, combine all those ingredients in your storage container, stir it up real nice. Merry those flavors. Let em sit for a bit, so everyone can get to know each other. Over night is best :)

Next day, pull out those dipping tools and munch away! Or make some mini sliders to slather with this fantastic sauce over a bed of arugula. Ohhh I’m making that soon, be on the lookout!




13 Responses

  1. Leah says:

    Looks delish! Can I used dried dill instead of fresh dill?

    • I’ve never tried it with dried dill, but I do know when using dried herbs, use about half of what the recipe calls for. Let me know how it turns out! (or have Mike go pick you up some fresh dill!)

  2. sallybr says:

    Just found your blog, and with the bulgur and tzatziki posts, I am sold! 😉

    love both items, don’t make often enough – tzatziki in the Summer is simply perfect!

    Welcome to the blogosphere, I look forward to reading your future posts!

  3. Kocinera says:

    I’m convinced that there is seriously nothing yummier than homemade tzatziki sauce. So many times I’ve opened the fridge and wished that there was a stash of that stuff waiting for me. It’s definitely something that’s worth keeping in stock at all times.

  4. Such a beautiful photo…and I love the creativity of the sandwich!

    And it reminds me…I need to be eating more dill! LOVE that herb!

  5. Melissa says:

    can i make this without the lemon juice??? i can’t have it, or lime, vinegar and the list goes on….

  6. Wow this is really cool!!

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  9. We tried this tzatziki recipe and it’s delicious! I love to pair it with Persian cucumbers! Thanks for this recipe! It has been featured in my post of my favorite healthy snacks on my blog. Feel free to take a look! Happy snacking!

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