Although tzatiki is traditionally a Greek appetizer and sauce, it is very versatile and can compliment a variety of foods, and can even be used as a topping for burgers and sandwiches.
Step 1: Line a sieve and drain yogurt Line one sieve with cheesecloth and place the sieve over a bowl. Then spoon the yogurt into the sieve and set it over a bowl in the refrigerator for three to four hours to drain.
Step 2: Grate and drain cucumber Grate the cucumber and add 1 tablespoon of the kosher salt. Then place it in the other sieve and place the sieve over another bowl. Set it in the refrigerator to drain.
Step 3: Combine yogurt and cucumber Transfer the yogurt to a bowl. Squeeze all of the liquid from the cucumber and add it to the yogurt.
Step 4: Add seasonings Mix in the sour cream, vinegar, lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, dill, pepper, and the remaining salt.
TIP: Some recipes add 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint.
Step 5: Serve Serve the tzatziki cold or at room temperature. You can use it as a sauce for gyros, as an appetizer dip with pita bread, or as a side dish with a meal.
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