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Tzatziki

Appetizer, Dinner, Spread & DipsTove Balle-PedersenComment
 Tzatziki

Tzatziki

This spread is a perfect starter for summer BBQ's. 

Ingredients:

  • 1 english cucumber
  • salt
  • 17.6 oz. (0.5 l) non-fat Fage Greek yogurt
  • garlic
  • olive oil

Direction:

Grate the cucumber and toss it with 1-2 tablespoon salt, place it in a sieve, and place it over a bowl. Let the cucumber drain for 2-3 hours in the refrigerator.

Mix in the greek yogurt with 1-2 teaspoons olive oil and garlic. Set aside.

Squeeze as much liquid from the cucumber as you can, and add the cucumber to the yogurt.

You can serve it immediately, but I like the flavors to blend in the tzatziki, so I let it sit in the refrigerator for an hours before serving. Just before serving drizzle some good olive oil on top.

Serve chilled or at room temperature, with a good sourdough bread or Pita Bread

Enjoy!

 

The Danish version:

Tzatziki

Ingredients:

  • 1 agurk
  • salt
  • 0,5 l fedtfri Fage græsk yoghurt
  • 2-4 fed hvidløg
  • olivenolie

Direction:

Riv agurken, og bland den med 1-2 spsk salt, for at vandet drænes ud af agurken, så tzatzikien ikke bliver vandet. Kom agurken i en sigte og sæt sigten over en skål. Lad det dræne i 2-3 timer (optimalt) i køleskabet.

Bland yoghurten med 1-2 tsk olivenolie. 

Pres så meget væde ud af agurken, som muligt, og kom den i yoghurten.

Du kan servere tzatzikien med det sammen, men smagen bliver bedre, hvis den får lov at hvile i køleskabet i en times tid.

Lige før serveringen hældes lidt god olivenolie over.

Kan serveres kold eller ved stuetemperatur, med godt surdejsbrød eller med pitabrød.

Velbekomme!