Tzatziki Sauce1 17.6oz container of Fage Greek Yogurt 1 fresh lemon ~ juice and most of zest 2 cloves of garlic minced ~ 1 teaspoon 2 tablespoons fresh chopped chives 1 package of fresh dill 1 large hot house cucumber ~ grated ~ drained 1/2 teaspoon Greek oregano ~ dried or fresh 1 teaspoon salt fresh ground pepper to your liking
I peel the cucumber and then grate it. Squeeze all the water that I can get out ~ I use a potato ricer and it will remove all the water. I let drain a little more on a paper towel. While I am preparing the rest.
Then I make the rest in the food processor which makes this so easy. I peel the garlic and turn the processor on and drop it in while it is running and wal la it is minced in a jiffy! Perfectly I might add too…just a Wonderful trick!! Then I add the yogurt, lemon juice, lemon zest, oregano, dill, cucumber, salt and pepper to the processor and turn on a few seconds until mixed well. After this is somewhat well blended I add the chives which I have chopped fine by hand otherwise they get too chopped. Then I do run the processor a few more seconds. This is really easy to make. This is a sauce that needs to sit over night in the refrigerator. This way all the flavors will marry and taste great. We like it with a lot of garlic ~ I have put as many as 4 cloves in it! WOW ~ lots of garlic !
Hope you enjoy my version.