Mediterranean Diet Recipes

Tzatziki (a Greek appetizer)..Yum!

Tzatziki is traditionally served as an appetizer and can be left out as an accompaniment to any meal. The key to great tzatziki is the thick creamy texture that allows it to be eaten alone, as a dip, or a spread.

It is really tasty and is highly recommended for all ages. Did I mention it is soooo easy to prepare too?

tzaziki.jpegTzatziki is traditionally served as an appetizer and can be left out as an accompaniment to  any meal. The key to great tzatziki is the thick creamy texture that allows it to be eaten alone, as a dip, or a spread.

It is really tasty and is highly recommended for all ages. Did I mention it is soooo easy to prepare too?

Preparation Time: 12-15 minutes
Ingredients:

  • 16 ounces (approx. 2 cups) of Greek yogurt
  • 5 to 10 cloves of garlic, chopped finely
  • 1/2 cup of diced or grated cucumber
  • 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons of lemon juice

Preparation:

Prepare in advance. Combine extra virgin olive oil and lemon juice in a mixing bowl. Mix yogurt in slowly, make sure it mixes well with the extra virgin olive oil. Add the garlic, according to your taste, and the cucumber. Stir until evenly distributed. Garnish with and serve well chilled.

Produces about 2 1/2 cups

You can add mint or dill: Some variations can include 1-2 tablespoons of chopped fresh dill or fresh mint.