My grandmother Esther has a fascinating life story.
A small part of it takes place in Thessaloniki, Greece,
There everything was pink until the great war.
The stories and melodies that are in my heart are many.
They are full of memories,
They are full of words and smells,
They are full of songs and a great soul.
There are lots of versions of the Greek nation’s famous tzatziki dip.
I chose to make a quick and classic one,
That will become a wonderful dish that blends stunningly with many exciting bites.
My tzatziki version is one of our favorite versions at home.
It will combine beautifully in any table that you put it on,
Both in beauty and taste.
This is a mesmerizing and exciting dish,
It tells a story and captivates every heart it meets.
This is a dish that will be wonderful and powerful on itself,
And will be beautiful and powerful as an addition to lots of stunning dishes.
Its versatility is conquering,
Its simple flavors are wonderful,
The tartness is subtle,
The texture is velvety,
And the saltiness is characteristic and wonderful.
One marvelous dip with a smooth and exciting texture that has lots of different uses 🙂
Happy & sweet days of memories to us all 🙂
Tzatziki Style Dip
Ingredients: suitable for 250g dip
- 1 cup cream cheese / thick yogurt you like (Silken tofu cubes – 350g for the vegan version)
- 3-4 garlic cloves / 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 4 cucumbers grated and well-squeezed from all the liquids
- 2 teaspoons dried oregano / fresh dill (whichever you like)
- ½ teaspoon salt
- Lemon zest out of ½ a lemon
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- Grate the cucumbers on the narrow side of the grater and squeeze them well from all the liquids.
- In a bowl put all ingredients, cheese, garlic, grated cucumbers, oregano, salt and lemon zest and juice and mix well.
- Taste, adjust if needed, and move to a serving dish.
Serve next to an indulging dish and gobble 🙂
A little extra from me:
- Can be kept in the fridge in a sealed container for 2 days.
- The dip will work wonderfully next to my sweet-potato latkes (Click here to see the recipe) or next to my grape leaves (Click here to see the recipe), and it will also be great next to my amazing baked cabbage (Click here to see the recipe).
- My tzatziki style dip will of course be a great match with my variety of latkes such as my baked vegetables latkes (Click here to see the recipe) tofu lentil and olive latkes (Click here to see the recipe) or next to my pizza flavored tuna latkes (Click here to see the recipe). Have a sneak peek at the “Children-Latkes” category for more wonderful latkes recipes.