What should I make for dinner tonight? This might just be the number one question that we ask ourselves almost daily over here.
Then you have come to the right place, we have rounded up 15 easy homemade tzatziki sauce recipe that we have shared over the years.
Plus, there is such a variety of flavours in these recipes, so you are sure to find something for you. Most of these recipes are quick and easy ones made especially for busy weeknights.
15 Easy Homemade Tzatziki Sauce Recipe
What’s tzatziki sauce made of?
Tzatziki is made simply with yogurt, drained cucumber, olive oil, fresh herbs (usually mint or dill), garlic, lemon juice and salt. It’s a refreshing chilled sauce, dip or spread. I traveled to Greece last fall and ordered tzatziki at every restaurant.
How do you grate cucumbers for tzatziki?
How long does homemade tzatziki last?
How long will Tzatziki last in the fridge? Tzatziki will last about four days in the fridge before it starts to go bad.
Is tzatziki sauce healthy?
Is tzatziki healthy? Yes, tzatziki is a healthy dip that can be enjoyed as a sauce with a delicious meal like falafel or greek meatballs or as a dip with fresh veggies. It is low in calories and fat and is made with all fresh, healthy ingredients that contain protein, calcium and vitamins.
How do you make Jamie Oliver tzatziki?
Slice the cucumber in half lengthways and cut or scrape out the seeds – this is where most of the water content is. Grate the remaining cucumber. Place the grated cucumber in a sieve, rest it on a bowl and add some sea salt. Give it a stir, and leave to drain for a few hours, or overnight in the fridge.
What can I use instead of dill in tzatziki?
Tzatziki Sauce (no dill!) with Lemon and Garlic
This thick and creamy Greek yogurt tzatziki sauce is made from cucumbers, lemon, and garlic creating the most addicting (and healthy!) sauce.
Should I remove cucumber seeds?
It is usually not necessary to peel a cucumber or remove the seeds if you plan to eat it raw. If the cucumber skin has been waxed (to make it look shiny) or if you plan to cook the cucumber, remove the skin with a vegetable peeler or sharp knife. Some large cucumbers have hard seeds.
Why is my tzatziki sauce watery?
Cucumbers are very watery and naturally release their liquid when they are cut or mixed with other ingredients. Not salting, draining and drying the cucumbers prior to using them for tzatziki will lead to a runny, thin, flavorless dip.
What can I substitute for cucumber in tzatziki?
How Do I Make This Tzatziki without Cucumber?
- In a blender, add the greek yogurt, garlic cloves, olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper.
- Blend on low speed until all ingredients are well incorporated.
- Add yogurt sauce to a bowl, and stir on the fresh dill and the chopped kale.
Why is my tzatziki bitter?
When you use a blender or food processor to create an emulsion (such as mayonnaise, or tzatziki sauce) the blades break the olive oil into smaller droplets, releasing more of the polyphenols to disperse throughout the food, making the food taste more bitter.
Can I freeze homemade tzatziki?
(You can freeze just about anything.) However, don’t expect it to have the same consistency as when you first made it. Cucumbers tend to get mushy in the freezer, and the lemon might cause the yogurt to curdle a little. If you freeze your tzatziki sauce, make sure to store it packed in an airtight container.
How do you know if tzatziki has gone bad?
Look for a larger-than-normal amount of liquid on the surface (don’t worry, Greek yogurt is especially prone to some, but if there’s more than usual that’s a warning sign), a curdling texture near the bottom, and any sign of mold. These indicate the entire product has probably gone bad, say the folks at StillTasty.