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homemade tzatziki sauce

Recipe by
Francine Lizotte
Surrey South, BC

This classic Greek sauce goes so well with many proteins such as lamb, beef, chicken as well as with seafood like calamari!

yield 3 1/2 cups
prep time 15 Min
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For homemade tzatziki sauce

  • 1/2 lg
    english cucumber, peeled
  • coarse sea salt, as needed
  • 2 c
    plain greek-style yogurt
  • 4 lg
    cloves garlic, pressed
  • 1/3 c
    fresh dill, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp
    freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tsp
    lemon zest
  • freshly ground black pepper, to taste (i always use mixed peppercorns)

How To Make homemade tzatziki sauce

  • 1
    Using large holes of the grater, grate cucumber over a bowl and then chop cucumber finely if needed; transfer to a fine sieve. Sprinkle kosher salt evenly and let sit for 30 minutes. Transfer cucumber in a cheese cloth and squeezing out excess water; set aside.
  • 2
    In a bowl, combine yogurt, lemon juice, garlic, dill and pepper. Add the strained cucumber and mix well. Taste and adjust seasoning, if needed. Refrigerate for 2 hours or overnight. Just before serving, sprinkle a little more fresh chopped basil on top. Serve 8
  • 3
    Note: Depending of the intensity of the dill, you may want to add more or less
  • 4
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