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  • Tzatziki with Pizzazi


    2 x 1 Liter 3 % Yogurt

    1/2 English cucumber with peel, grated

    1 clove garlic, pressed

    2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

    2 tablespoons Ilias and Sons extra-virgin olive oil

    2 teaspoons grated lemon zest

    3 tablespoons chopped parsley

    1 tablespoon salt

    1 tablespoon fresh ground black pepper


    Step 1 - Make the yogurt 

    To do this right, we suggest you purchase 3% yogurt. We use  Balcan style Astro Yogurt.

    1. Remove the yogurt's byproducts using a cheese cloth or 100 hole per square inch strainer. You will be amazed at how much water and byproduct you remove.  Typically, 2 liters of yogurt will be reduced to 1 liter.
    2. Once strained, leave the yogurt in the fridge overnight on-top of a large bowl.
    3. Remove the byproduct in the morning.  This will leave you with a thick Greek style yogurt.

    Tip: You can also remove the water from the cucumber by dabbing the cucumber with a paper towel or straining overnight.

    Step 2 - Time to mix

    1. Stir together yogurt, grated cucumber, garlic, lemon juice, and olive oil in a bowl.
    2. Add lemon zest, parsley, salt, and pepper. Stir until you have the ingredients spread evenly through the yogurt. For a little Pizzazi, add a pinch of cayenne pepper!

    Step 3 - Prep for serving

    1. Pour into a serving dish and cover tightly with saran wrap.
    2. Refrigerate 8 hours before serving.