If you’ve ever tried the refreshing yogurt and cucumber sauce known as tzatziki, you understand how epic it is. We’ve used it in these tasty Chickpea Gyro Lunch Boxes and in this Greek Salad Sushi demonstrating how seemingly simple ingredients come together to create a creamy, tangy, perfect-with-everything dip. In the name of summer and recreating that amazing taste at any chance possible, here’s what I call Tzatziki Salad!
We all remember the first recipes we knew how to cook, right? For me, it was chocolate chip cookies and tzatziki. And while everyone understands the perfection that is a good chocolate chip cookies, I’m not sure everyone really gets tzatziki. And in case you fall into the camp of people not yet sold on tzatziki, this is for you: YOU HAVE TO TRY IT.
Rich and creamy Greek yogurt combine with refreshing cucumber and zingy lemon + garlic. We eat it with veggies, slather it on pita, drizzle it on Roasted Chickpea Gyros. It. Is. Perfection. And in the name of giving tzatziki all the attention it deserves, today we’re making a “deconstructed tzatziki” of sorts in the form of this Tzatziki Salad!
There are two main components to this Tzatziki Salad: the cucumber, and the yogurt. Thinly slice the cucumber (using a mandolin slicer to make it even easier). We’ll combine everything else to form a yogurt-garlic sauce. Then just throw it all together and serve!
To make this Tzatziki Salad you’ll need:
- 1 cucumber, thinly sliced
- 1/4 cup sliced red onion
- 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1 Tbsp chopped fresh dill
- 1 Tbsp lemon juice
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1/4 tsp each salt and pepper
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