Tzatziki recipe

Tangy tzatziki: one of my favorite dips

Tangy tzatziki: one of my favorite dips

Titan Foods in Astoria is one of my favorite shops for Greek goodies, but I can’t believe I used to drive all the way there to buy tzatziki when it’s so incredibly easy to make. (But please do visit the store for other things, like the large variety of feta cheese and olives). I even drained regular yogurt so that it would have the thick consistency of its Greek cousin. Chop up some garlic. Slice half a cucumber. Combine olive oil and lemon juice. Add yogurt. The creamy and tangy dip with only five ingredients is ready in minutes…it’s that simple.

Tzatziki

Ingredients
2 cups thick Greek yogurt
5 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
1/2 cup diced cucumber
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice

Make the tzatziki
Chop garlic and dice cucumber. Mix oil and lemon in a medium-sized bowl. Fold in yogurt to mix completely with oil. Add garlic and cucumber. Mix to combine. Serve chilled with flatbread.

For olives, feta cheese, peppers and more food to go along with dips and flatbread, I highly suggest visiting:

Titan Foods/2556 31st St/Queens, NY/718-626-7771

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