Preparation info

  • Makes about

    2½ cups

    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

Welcome to Claire's: 35 Years of Recipes and Reflections from the Landmark Vegetarian Restaurant

Welcome to Claire's

By Claire Criscuolo

Published 2014

  • About

Tzatziki is a classic Greek dip. I was lucky to grow up next door to a Greek family, who gave me an early exposure to some of the wonderful flavors of their traditional cuisine. This dip is terrific with toasted pita triangles, potato chips, cucumber slices, or slices of boiled potato.

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces (2 cups) plain organic yogurt, Greek or other
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ small cucumber, peeled, minced, and drained
  • 2 teaspoons organic flax oil with lemon (available at natural food stores)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

    Method

    1. Line a colander with a double layer of cheesecloth and set it in a bowl. Spoon the yogurt into the lined colander. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1-2 hours, until slightly thickened.
    2. Turn into a bowl. Stir in the garlic, cucumber, flax oil, salt, and pepper. Mix to combine well. Taste for seasonings.