This recipe is from my sister. Tzatziki is a Greek yogurt and cucumber-based sauce that can be used as a dip for breads or vegetables, or to accompany grilled meats.
- 1 large cucumber
- 3 cloves garlic (or more, to taste)
- 2 cups Greek whole milk yogurt
- 2 fronds of fresh dill, finely chopped
- 1 teaspoon fresh mint, finely chopped
- Ground black pepper
- Ground white pepper
- Ground cayenne pepper
- 2 T. olive oil
- 2 T. fresh lemon juice
- 1/3 c. sour cream
- 1/3 c. mayonnaise
Peel and seed the cucumber (leave a few strips of skin on, for color). Chop into very small pieces (use a food processor). Place into colander and allow to drain 15-30 minutes, then squeeze out any excess water. Crush garlic into a pulp. Mix together cucumber, garlic, yogurt, dill, mint, oil, lemon juice, sour cream, and mayo. Add salt and a dash of black, white, and red peppers, to taste.