Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Tzatziki Sauce

I am celebrating two star performers from my backyard kitchen garden - cucumber and dill.

This spring, I planted Armenian Cucumber. I don't think I have had this vegetable before so I wasn't sure what to expect. I didn't see any fruit for the longest time, although tiny yellow flowers bloomed every day. One day while picking some mint, I happen to check at the back side of this cucumber plant and I was astonished to see this huge Armenian Cucumber.  [See the picture below]

Tzatziki Sauce
1 cucumber, peeled & grated
1 1/2 cup Greek Yogurt
1 clove garlic, peeled & mashed/grated
Salt to taste
A pinch of sugar
A generous pinch of black pepper powder, freshly ground

2-3 sprigs of fresh dill, roughly chopped

1. In a mini-food processor, whip Greek yogurt with salt, garlic, sugar and black pepper powder.
2. Pour in a mixing bowl.
3. Squeeze water out of the grated cucumber.
4. Add to the yogurt mixture.
5. Garnish with fresh dill.

Note -
1. I sometimes also add grated zucchini to the above mixture.
2. Add grated cucumber to the yogurt mixture, right before serving otherwise it will make the sauce too watery.

Look who's hiding in there - Armenian Cucumber

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