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Tzatziki

Origin: Greece
Made from: Yogurt, fresh herbs, garlic, cucumber
Try it in your next Culiniste box: Pork Souvlaki Pitas with Fresh Veggies and Tahini-Tzatziki Sauce

Thoughts of visiting incredible historic sites, island hoping during the day, and swimming in balmy seas at dusk, land Greece the #3 spot on our countdown of destinations we’d drop everything to travel to during spring break. And with its recent economic battering, we can all agree that Greece needs its tourists now more than ever! Our soft spot for Greek cuisine lies in its stubbornly seasonal use of ingredients, and its widespread cultural significance of home cooking.

Tzatziki is a cool, tangy and creamy sauce that’s served throughout Greece as a condiment for grilled meats, souvlakis, and gyros. It also happens to make a delicious dipping sauce for pita bread and veggies. Best of all, you can make your own at home in under 10 minutes. You’ll find many different variations across the country, but the main ingredients remain constant: yogurt, herbs, garlic and cucumber. We love the consistency that thick Greek yogurt brings to the party, but regular yogurt will certainly do the trick as well. If you’ve got the time, let the combined ingredients chill for an hour in the fridge to unleash it’s full potential.

Already mastered the basics? Why not switch it up to see just how versatile this condiment can be! Incorporate fresh mint, dill or oregano to discover tzatziki’s different personalities – or follow our lead and stir in a dollop of sesame paste for a delectable twist on this iconic Greek sauce:

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 Pork Souvlaki Pitas with Fresh Veggies and Tahini-Tzatziki Sauce

 

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