Tzatziki is a Greek appetizer made from strained yogurt, cucumber and garlic. It’s also used as a condiment on gyros and other Greek foods.Tzatziki has a cooling effect similar to sour cream. To give it some extra flavor, dill, mint, and lemon juice are also added. I didn’t have any mint leaves around but I did have some mint extract so I used a drop of that in the Tzatziki. I was surprised at how nicely that worked out! The mint extract gave it a subtle, minty after taste. I only put in one drop so it would be easy to over do it.
Tzatziki (Greek Cucumber Salad)
(Makes about 1 1/2 Cups)
- 1 cup Greek (strained) Yogurt
- 1/2 of one large cucumber (peeled, seeded, shredded, and squeezed)
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tsp dill
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 drop mint extract, or 1 tsp mint leaves
- 1/2 tsp sugar (optional)
- salt and pepper to taste
- Mix everything together.