Thursday, 14 April 2011


Greece is one of my most favourite places in all of the world. Since my first visit aged about 6 I have visited maybe 12, 13, 14 times more, but my mum has been about 50!! I love the people, the places, the dry heat, the blue seas and the food. I have a bit of an addiction to tzatziki, I can’t think of anything better then a lunch of tzatziki and chips, washed down with a can of Mythos. Unfortunately, British supermarkets can’t seem to get it quite right, there is never enough garlic and the cucumber is cubed rather then grated as it is to be found in Greece. This recipe is so easy to make, you really don’t need to make do with shop bought variations. I like a good hit of garlic, so use large cloves of garlic, but you may chose to half the quantity if you’re not so keen on it.

½ cucumber, deseeded and grated
2 tsp salt
150ml greek yoghurt
juice of ½ lemon
1 garlic clove, peeled and crushed
  1. Mix the grated cucumber with the salt in a bowl and leave for 10 minutes. Pour off the excess water and then put the cucumber in to the centre of a pile of kitchen paper towels. Gather at the edges and twist and squeeze to remove the moisture.
  2. Put into the bowl, add the remaining ingredients, mix and then taste to see if any more of one ingredient is required.
  3. Serve with hot dishes, at barbecues, with salads, on burgers, in fajitas or simply dip some crisps into it, the possibilities are endless.
Culinary Know How: FRESHER
Budget: UNDER £2

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