Greek Tzatziki Dip
Greek Tzatziki Dip is creamy Greek yogurt with crisp, cool cucumber and fresh dill. It’s the perfect accompaniment for pita chips, veggies, or as a topping for burgers, gyros, or kebabs. Greek Tzatziki Dip is the most versatile, coolest dip in town.
Last week was my kids’ first week of summer break, and they went to a basketball camp about 30 minutes away from our house for 3 hours each morning. I didn’t have a whole lot of time for blogging, but it sure was nice running on the local trails, grabbing coffee, and running errands until they were done. One drawback to the camp was that there was a Whole Foods nearby, and I went in there every. single. day. I told myself I needed this or that because I don’t get to Whole Foods every day, then the next day I did the same thing for other items. And their salad bar — I love it! I’d eat lunch there every day if I could. I’m relieved that I’m further away from Whole Foods this week, because when I’m near that store, I’m on it like a fly on fly paper, and I really don’t need the temptation. 🙂
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Now that I’ve gotten my Whole Foods addiction off my chest, it’s time to take a walk on the mediterranean side with this Greek Tzatziki Dip. Remember last week when I shared my Greek Pita Chip Panzanella Salad, I said that it led to a bit of meditteranean binge on my part? This tzatziki was one of them. Are you familiar with it? It’s the sauce that’s always on a gyro, or served with souvlaki (kebabs), or with plain old pita bread or chips. If you’ve ever been to a Greek festival or Greek restaurant, it’s pretty likely you’ve come across it. Tzatziki is like the perfect accessory for bright meditteranean flavors and spices — so creamy and SO good.
What’s so special about tzatziki? I’m glad you asked. For starters, this dip will leave you feeling cool as a cucumber, so it’s perfect for summer! There’s no other dip out there that will help you beat the heat like this. 🙂 Tzatziki is Greek yogurt with little crisp, cool chunks of cucumber, garlic, lemon juice, and fresh dill. It’s so versatile, and really perks up whatever your serving it with. Sure, your veggies are fresh without it, but this dip makes them pop with lemony, cucumber freshness. Are you with me? It’s cool, with a fresh side of cool. 🙂
I didn’t need all of the homemade pita chips that I made for my panzanella, so I put them to good use snacking on them with this dip. The hearty, whole wheat chips and the tzatziki were a match made in heaven. The pita chips led me to making the tzatziki, which led to me making mediterranean-style kebabs, which — you guess it — are coming next. I personally think Greek tzatziki dip is what makes kebabs, gyros, and even burgers (veggie or otherwise), taste extra special, and it’s a mainstay in my house. You can literally whip this up in 10 minutes, so isn’t it nice to know that you’re always only minutes away from the coolest dip in town? It’s cool as a cuke. 🙂
- 1 cup plain Greek yogurt (I used Chobani 0%)
- ½ cup cucumber, chopped into small dice
- juice of half a lemon
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
- 1 clove of garlic, minced, or ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- salt and white pepper, to taste
- Serve with veggies, and homemade pita chips!
- Place all ingredients in a medium bowl and mix until combined. Taste and adjust the seasonings as necessary. Serve and enjoy!
Recipe from Flavor the Moments.