Sharing the best tips and tricks on how to master tzatziki yogurt sauce. It’s the best sauce to spoon over gyros or to serve as a dip with veggies and pita bread.
- Trim the ends of the cucumber and peel the skin with a vegetable peeler. Grate the cucumber over a bowl, using the larger holes of a box grater.
- Lightly squeeze the grated cucumber between the palm of your hands over the sink or a bowl. Place the squeezed cucumber into a clean bowl.
- Wrap a handful of squeezed cucumber in a clean kitchen towel or few sheets of paper towel and squeeze to remove excess moisture. You can do this over a sink or the same bowl previously used. Place the squeezed cucumber into a clean mixing bowl.
- To the cucumber, add the yogurt, garlic, dill, lemon juice, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Stir to combine.
- Cover and chill the tzatziki for at least 1 hour to allow flavors to meld. Taste for salt and acidity before serving.
- For best results, use plain whole milk Greek yogurt and fresh dill.
- Storing: Tzatziki sauce can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Stir before serving to blend in any moisture from the cucumbers.
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