- 500g Greek yoghurt
- 1 medium cucumber
- 3 garlic cloves
- 5 peppermint leaves
- 3 tablespoons of olive oil
- Peel and seed the cucumber. Salt it and let it drain for 1 hour.
- Soak the cucumber in absorbent paper and cut it into small dice.
- In a bowl, put the yogurt, add three pinches of salt and mix.
- Add the diced cucumber, the garlic previously crushed, and mix again.
- Chisel out thinly the mint leaves.
- Add the mint chiseled, three tablespoons of olive oil and mix.
Tzatziki (pronounced dZadZiki not Tsatsiki) is the best known Greek sauce in the world. Light, fresh and dietetics, this sauce goes perfectly with grilled white meat (pork or chicken), raw vegetables, salmon tartare, or just fresh bread. There are two schools of Tzatziki: mint or dill. If you prefer dill than mint, simply replace the ingredients. If you do not have Greek yogurt (thick and creamy), take 600g of white yogurt (Bulgarian type) and drain it in a cloth 12 hours.