Gettin' Freaky With Tzatziki: This Easy Tzatziki Recipe Will Be Your New BFF by Chef Gigi Gaggero, Host of KSCU 103.3 FM LIVE Food Talk Radio S.F. Bay Area

Gettin' Freaky With Tzatziki: This Easy Tzatziki Recipe Will Be Your New BFF

Tzatziki (taet-zeek-key) is a sauce or dip made with a combination of cucumber, fresh yogurt, olive oil, garlic, lemon juice or vinegar and fresh herbs. It’s so delicious and refreshing! Use it on everything – from a dip for raw vegetables or pita bread to a salad dressing or side for grilled meat.

You’ll need:

  • 1/2 large seedless cucumber, unpeeled, grated and set to drain (or rush the process by tossing in 1/2 teaspoon salt)
  • 1 1/2 cups plain full-fat Greek yogurt
  • 2 large garlic cloves, finely minced
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt or Himalayan salt
  • 1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1 - 2 tablespoons minced fresh dill

Here’s how to make it:

  1. Squeeze excess liquid from cucumber and wash off salt residue. Squeeze dry using a clean kitchen towel.
  2. Add prepared cucumber to a small bowl and combine with the yogurt, garlic, oil, lemon juice, salt and white pepper. Cover and refrigerate overnight, or as long as you can.
  3. Remove from refrigerator and add chopped fresh dill to the mixture. Stir to combine. Check and adjust seasoning. 

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Donna John
Love tzatziki, Chef Gigi Gaggero . Love it on grilled chicken or as a dip with grilled shrimp, and of course pita chips.
Meredith Schneider
YUM Chef Gigi Gaggero ! Gonna get freaky with your Tzatziki this weekend! Gonna put it on everything. Mmmmmmm!
Sheri B Doyle
I love Tzatziki! I am definitely making this when I get back to the States! For now I just have to dream of it.
Sheri B Doyle
I made this fantastic recipe last weekend, and it was a BIG hit. Thank you for the recipe Chef Gigi Gaggero

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