So lately I've been trying different things, and I decided to try making falafel. The falafel turned out pretty good, if a tad on the burned side...I'll have to remember to not leave it in the oil for so long. But, I realized that I would need something to top it with. So I looked for a good, simple tzatziki recipe. You wouldn't believe how many there are. And I finally came upon one that was easy to prepare.
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14oz of strained Greek Yogurt
1lb. cucumber, grated
2 cloves of garlic, pressed
1 tbs. lemon juice
1 tbs. extra virgin olive oil
1 1/2 tbs of. fresh chopped dill or 1 tbs. dried dill
salt and pepper to taste
* Use strained yogurt to skip the overnight draining in a cheese cloth stage.* Yes, I know it's weird, but use a cheese grater. Use the smallest grate holes. And if you don't have a garlic press, you can use it with the garlic, as well.
Stir together yogurt, grated cucumber, garlic, lemon juice and olive oil in a bowl. Add dill, salt and pepper, and stir.Pour into serving bowl, and refrigerate for at least an hour before use, but preferably overnight. Goes great with falafel, gyros, and burgers.