Sweet Garlicky Paradise – Tzatziki

Hi Fran!

I totally remember all those dinner and all those stir-fries! I must admit though I am quite out of practice… so it’ll definitely be a good recipe to try. This is especially true because i keep on making the same sauces for them, some garlic, some ginger, some soy sauce and a sprinkle of sesame oil.

Tonight actually we had a surprise guest, so on my way home I found out that in about an hour we were going to have company for dinner! Fortunately the night before I had chosen to revamp left over pasta shells with tomato sauce into a semi-lasagna situation, which if I may say so myself, turned out pretty damn tasty! I just simply added some onion, some garlic (of course), a bunch of frozen chopped Mediterranean veggies with a can of diced tomatoes, heated it through in a pan adding some cumin, paprika, chilly flakes, salt and pepper. Transfered it all to a pyrex dish, topped it all with a nice thick bechamel sauce sprinkled with parmesan cheese and stuck it in the oven… it is all gone now… didn’t have time for photos!

BUT… i still had nothing to serve as an appetizer… what to serve with really nice soft naan we had in the freezer? TZATZIKI!

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cups Greek yogurt (or 1 cup plain yogurt and 1 cup sour cream)
  • 1/2 english cucumber (grated)
  • 2-3 garlic cloves
  • 2 tbsp vinegar
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • (optional – 1 tsp dry dill)

COOKING INSTRUCTIONS:

Mince garlic. Mix all ingredients in a bowl. Refrigerate for 1/2 an hour for best taste. Enjoy with nice toasty pita, naan, fries, gyros, etc…

Seriously there is nothing that tzatziki doesn’t taste good with! :)

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