tzatziki sauce

Even though tzatziki sauce is typically Greek condiment, it pairs very well with Middle Eastern dishes.  With fresh cucumbers and flat leaf parsley, tzatziki sauce is great for for grape leaves, shawarma, gyro sandwiches, and it might even be good on lahmajoon! (Armenian pizza)

Ingredients:

1 cup plain Greek yogurt

1/2 English cucumber, finely grated

1/4 cup finely minced fresh flat leaf parsley

1 clove garlic, finely minced

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

In a medium bowl, mix all ingredients together well.  Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.  Enjoy this versatile tzatziki sauce!

Tzatziki (Anglicised: /zɑːdˈzki/; Greek: τζατζίκι [dzaˈdzici] or [dʒaˈdʒici]) is a Greek sauce served with grilled meats or as a dip. Tzatziki is made of strained yogurt (usually from sheep or goat milk) mixed with cucumbers, garlic, salt, olive oil, sometimes lemon juice, and dill, mint, or parsley. Tzatziki sauce is always served cold.

 

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