Tzatziki Sauce


5.11.08 Part of the Adamo Feast. The garlic really infuses flavor the longer it sits, so this ends up tasting better and better as the hours go on. Susanne and I made it maybe 6 hours before it was served.

2.4.09 Fresh dill is so important and really worth it. At Von's it's either a jar of dried dill for $7-8 or a package of fresh dill for $1-2. Hmm...it wasn't that hard to choose. I made it for my Wednesday family again. This time, it included the girls up there in the photo. That's Claire, Amber, Cici and Rachel munch munch munching away and pretending to study German. Later that night we did learn a few words like "fart". Amber says that means to go. Yes. Yes it does.
4 cloves of garlic, finely minced (let sit for 15 minutes before adding to yogurt)
4 T minced fresh dill
1 medium cucumber
16 oz labne OR yogurt cheese OR plain greek yogurt OR plain yogurt, strained in a cheesecloth overnight or at least 4 hours
1 t olive oil
1 t lemon juice
salt and pepper to taste

Peel cucumber, and seed with a spoon, then chop. In a colander, sprinkle cucumber with salt and let sit 15 minutes to drain. Squeeze excess liquid out a few times during the 15 minutes.

Combine all ingredients in a bowl and refrigerate at least a couple hours. Serve with falafel, pita, naan, tortillas, chicken, etc.

1 comment:

3von said...

i'm so impressed by your blog! and inspired as well... but mostly just blown away by it. keep up the good work! hope to see you soon :)