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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Tzatziki and Olives

Is there any better dip then "TZATZIKI"............it is creamy and refreshing.
It's a perfect dip with pita, basically I could slather it on anything. It's perfect for shish kabobs being lamb/chicken/beef. This is super easy to make and super healthy for you.

You can buy ready made Tzatziki basically at any supermarket.........But why buy the full-of-chemicals-stuff. When you can make it at home in a few minutes.

Tzatziki Cucumber Yogurt
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2 cups Greek yogurt [must be strained or the dry kind]
1 English Cucumber [seeded and grated, I find these have the best flavour]
1 - 2 garlic cloves, minced
2 Tbsp. fresh dill, chopped fine
1 1/2 Tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil [EVOO]
1 Tbsp. vinegar
Salt to taste

Place yogurt in a bowl...and set aside.

Grate cucmber and place in a strainer. I like to use un/peeled cucumbers.

To the yogurt add the cucumbers, garlic, dill, EVOO, vinegar and salt.

With a spatula fold all together gently till well combined.

Place in the refrigerator for flavours to marry.

These are some homemade olives that my sister/in/law makes for us when we go to Turkey to visit my husband's family...........

Here are some photo's of Olives that they sell in Turkey daily at the outdoor Bazaars.......they are a must at every breakfast and throughout daily meals. They have large orchards of olive trees everywhere on the farms. First time I went I've never seen so many varieties of olives in my life........ I was totally blown away. I rarely saw any bottled olives like we have here in Toronto........most are all freshly made.

Thanks for stopping by.

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  1. I love tzatziki with chicken souvlaki -- yum!

  2. I love olives, WOW that's a lot of olives being sold.

  3. The photography makes your yogurt dip LOOK delicious. Bet they taste good too.

  4. This does look easy - and I think I have all the ingredients! Love it - thank you for sharing!

  5. Wow, that's an incredible assortment of olives! Also, I love tzatziki :)

  6. Amazing. I have never seen anything like it.
    Following you. :)