There is very little in this world that tastes fresher than this tzatziki! It is so good on sandwiches (it makes a giant mess as it drips everywhere, but it is soooo worth it!) and it works really well as a dip. This is so simple to whip up that you will never be tempted to buy the store bought version again. It also tastes better than any store bought tzatziki I’ve ever tried! I use this for souvlaki, sandwiches, as a veggie dip, and served with pita wedges.
I’ve put this recipe into the 5 ingredient appetizers category, but I’m going to give the full disclaimer here and say that if you count salt and pepper as ingredients, this actually has 7 but since I consider salt and pepper as just givens for most every recipe, I’m going to go with this being 5 real ingredients! You can make this with cucumbers that are peeled or leave the skin on but I recommend leaving the skin on. It gives it just the tiniest hint of a crunch.
Grate 1 cup of an English cucumber. Add 1 1/2 cups of sour cream, 3 cloves of garlic, pressed, 3/4 tsp. dill, lemon zest and salt and pepper to taste. Mix. That’s it!
This recipe is so forgiving and you can tweak it to your tastes. Add a little more dill or more lemon zest. Add a little less sour cream or more. Whatever. This is one of those no-fail recipes. Try it!
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- 1 cup English cucumber, grated
- 1 1/2 cups sour cream
- 3 cloves of garlic, minced
- 3/4 tsp. dill
- lemon zest
- salt and pepper to taste
- Grate the cucumber.
- Mix in sour cream, minced garlic, dill, lemon zest, salt, and pepper.
- Serve with pita wedges or on sandwiches or meat.
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