Dill Tzatziki is one of those things we make weekly to always have on hand. It’s that perfect light and refreshing addition to just about any dish but also a healthy snack option to have around when you start to get hungry. It combines so many fresh flavors like dill, lemon, garlic, and cucumber. It is so simple, takes just about 5 minutes and you have yourself a big bowl of yummy Dill Tzatziki to enjoy. Check out the recipe below and try it for yourself!
- 1 english cucumber grated and squeezed of excess water
- 2 cups plain greek yogurt
- 2 tbsp dill chopped
- 2 garlic cloves minced finely
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tsp salt
- Grate your english cucumber with the skin on and transfer grated cucumber to a cheese cloth
- Squeeze out as much water as you can grom the grated cucumber
- Place cucumber in a bowl, add plain greek yogurt, finely minced garlic, dill, lemon juice, and salt
- Mix well and let rest for 30 minutes before serving!
How do you make this Dill Tzatziki?
First and foremost grate the English cucumber. The English cucumber is the best choice because it is typically readily available and also doesn’t have any seeds. I like to cut a piece of cheese cloth and lay it out over a plate or bowl and then grate the cucumber over it. Wrap the grated cucumber up and squeeze out all of the excess water into the sink. Place the squeezed cucumber into a bowl and then get to chopping. Chop up the dill and garlic finely, add to the bowl with the cucumber. Lastly, add the greek yogurt, lemon juice, and salt, mix well to combine all the ingredients. Make sure to taste and see if you need any more lemon juice or salt but be careful because once you let it sit the tzatziki does become saltier. Store in the fridge for about 30 minutes before serving.
Do I really need cheese cloth?
We suggest using cheese cloth to remove the excess water from the grated cucumber. If you don’t have cheese cloth any thin rag or linen should do just fine. By using a thin linen or rag you are leaving room in the fabric to let the water pass through. If you use anything too thick too much water will remain in the grated cucumber and the tzatziki will become watery.
We love the taste of a classic Tzatziki but we have seen and tasted many other yummy versions. We have tried a mint version, avocado, and an Italian style that we definitely need to make again! We love the classic the best but do encourage you to break out and try more kinds!
How to store the leftovers?
We suggest storing this Dill Tzatziki in an airtight container in the fridge. We always suggest glass containers like these. The reason behind the glass is because it won’t absorb any of the flavors. This dip does contain garlic and has been known to leave a plastic container with a faint smell of garlic This dip will keep for about a week since there is dairy in the recipe.
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From our kitchen to yours, cheers!