tzatziki dip.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

tzatziki and pita

by february, soup has run its course in this house and it's time for a change up. that being said, i'll make another bowl of chili come friday. but ziki ziki (because tzatziki is hard to say) with pita bread, roasted potatoes and haricot verts accompany the sunday night wind down most perfectly.

it goes against everything ziki but i leave out the cucumbers. it takes twice the time, makes the dip runny, and adds little to no flavor. sorry cucs.

tzatziki dip
1 large container (14-16oz) greek yogurt (fage 2% works well)
1/4 cup sour cream
2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 tbsp white wine vinegar
handful minced fresh dill
1 1/2 tsps minced garlic
2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper

there's nothing fancy about it. dump all the ingredients in a bowl and stir it up.

serve with pita bread, pita chips, naan, tomato slices, or roasted potatoes. ed slathers it on turkey sandwiches and i dunk my pizza in it. classy! keeps well in the fridge for nearly a week.

recipe adapted from the barefoot contessa.


Eleanor at Mirror Of My World said...

wow sounds interesting. i dont know whether id like it (quite a fussy eater over here) but you never know x

Jessie said...

i love ziki ziki sauce! :) but i dislike cucumbers so this is my kind of recipe. thanks for sharing, i'm definitely trying it out!

Maggy said...

It's the dill that makes it so good in my opinion...takes it from chip dip to upscale in to time!

Sophie said...

tzatziki is my all time fave! i need to make this asap! x

Laurie said...

Yum! I absolutely love tzatziki dip, whether it's on a gyro or on pita crisps!

marni zarr said...

my 16 year old loves tzatziki as an after school, before dance snack. i've been buying it at trader joe's and she tells me it's delicious, she just wishes it was less "cucumbery".... here is my solution! thank you!!! plus it will save me many out of the way trips to tj's ;)

Anonymous said...

I've got to try this - interesting idea to leave out the cukes!


Lena at A Crimson Kiss said...

Oh how I love tzatziki–but I can't resist that little cucumber-y crunch! I'd never thought of serving it with roasted potatoes and haricot verts–sounds heavenly.

Erin said...

I am another person who is not a big fan of cucumbers... So this version sounds perfect!!

Oh, My Darling said...

Yum! This is one of my favorites!

TheBeautyFile said...

Dump! Love that this word appeared in your food post.

victoria | vmac+cheese said...

YUM! I adore tzatziki -- one of my all time fave dips. I like to add a little diced English cucumber too, and sometimes, if I'm feeling really wild, even a pinch crushed red pepper flake. SO GOOD.

Alessandra said...

I use very few cucumbers and NO garlic...highly recommend that, too.

Living on Love said...

I've used this recipe every single time - sometimes with cucs, sometimes without. It is perfection!

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