Tzatziki is a favorite dip of the Greeks; they load the stuff on pita bread for a refreshing and tasty afternoon snack. Neighboring Middle-eastern countries also enjoy this creamy sauce, and it’s made its way across the pond to America, where its gaining popularity.
The word, Tzatziki, has Persian origins, meaning; “herb mixture.” The creamy delicacy is traditionally served in a bowl with souvlaki and pita bread, and makes an excellent side dish for “gyros.” We load tzatziki on everything from a plate of fries to roasted salmon.
There are so many different ways to prepare and serve tzatziki. If you’re a newbie to Greek and Middle-Eastern cuisine, then you have to give tzatziki a try. We decided to provide you with a few ways to prepare this dish. Here are 14 traditional tzatziki recipes to try, give all of them a go and let us know which one is your favorite!
1. Avocado Tzatziki Sauce
Skip the dairy and try our tzatziki recipe with fresh avocado. This creamy green sauce tastes terrific as a dip, or as a side to your main meal.
2-avocados – sliced.
½-cucumber – peeled.
½-lemon – juiced.
Crushed Himalayan pink salt and cracked black pepper to taste.
¼-cup minced dill.
Start your recipe by grated the English cucumber. Pat the cucumber dry using paper towels – set aside.
Remove the avocado from its skin, and discard the pit. Add the avocado to the food processor along with the lemon juice, garlic, and season with salt and pepper –pulse till smooth.
Add the avocado puree to a medium mixing bowl and gently stir in the cucumber until combined well. Work out all of the lumps using a wooden spoon, and sprinkle in the dill – mix to combine. Scrap the tzatziki into a dish and serve with your main meal or with pita on the side.