Greek Food: Tzatziki Sauce
One of my favorite Greek foods is a gyro – tender meat served with lettuce, tomato and best of all tzatziki sauce. I’m sure you’ve all experienced this surge of goodness at one point or another and know exactly what I’m talking about. There’s something about tzatziki sauce that can make the most mediocre of foods, amazing. I could eat it plain (literally), on a salad, in a sandwich, you name it.
It’s probably an unhealthy obsession.
The main problem I’ve had with the sauce is not knowing how to make it. I’ve tried hundreds (not literally) of recipes and I couldn’t seem to find one that clicked.
They were good. Just not local Greek restaurant good.
The other day I decided I needed to make some. And what do you know, the tzatziki sauce came out amazing. Delicious.Not too runny. The perfect amount of spices.
The secret? Sour cream.
I didn’t say it was healthy 🙂
TZATZIKI SAUCE RECIPE AND INGREDIENTS
8 oz sour cream
1 1/4 T olive oil
l 1/4 tsp red wine vinegar (or sherry vinegar)
1/4 tsp honey
2 tsp dried dill weed
2 garlic cloves (more or less depending on how strong you like garlic flavor)
1/2 English cucumber, shredded/grated
Salt & Pepper to taste
Mix together and serve.