Tag: Fresh Herbs

Fresh Herb and Walnut Pesto

Fresh Herb and Walnut Pesto

Pesto is a bright green sauce that is Italian in origin, specifically from Genoa. Traditionally, this sauce consists of fresh basil, garlic, pine nuts, and a hard cheese such as parmesan or pecorino. I grew up eating this green sauce, as my mom made it 

Green Chimichurri Sauce

Green Chimichurri Sauce

Chimichurri is a green sauce that is generally made from fresh oregano, parsley, garlic, olive oil, red wine vinegar, and crushed red peppers. In this version, I have added fresh mint for extra flavor. This bright green tangy Chimichurri sauce is excellent as a marinade, 

Lemon and Cucumber Tzatziki with Fresh Herbs

Lemon and Cucumber Tzatziki with Fresh Herbs

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Tzatziki is a yogurt-based sauce that is often used with Mediterranean cuisine. You’ll see it at every Greek or Mediterranean restaurant, and it is a must-have for me. Whether I get a gyro, a platter or a salad, you will see tzatziki on it!

Tzatziki

Tzatziki Recipe

Tzatziki is one of my very favorite sauces, and one of my favorite things about Greek food. Traditionally, it’s a yogurt-based sauce made with cucumber, lemon, dill, garlic, and sometimes red wine vinegar. The difference in this recipe is that it has lemon zest, which gives it a fun zing and extra flavor.

Greek Chicken Meal

You can use this sauce as a dip for vegetables, on a gyro, or on a Greek salad. I made my Marinated Greek Chicken with turmeric rice and a Greek salad and poured the tzatziki over the chicken. As always, I ended up mixing it with everything on the plate, it was so delicious!

When making this sauce, I usually shred the cucumber with a handheld grater, but you could also cut the cucumber into small chunks. I use a zester like this one for the lemon zest, and a million other applications in my kitchen.

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This recipe is great with my Marinated Greek Chicken!

For another delicious and healthy sauce, check out my Green Chimichurri Sauce recipe.

Cucumber Tzatziki

Lemon and Cucumber Tzatziki

This tangy, lemony tzatziki is a delicious sauce or dressing for anything, especially your favorite Greek food.
Prep Time 20 mins
Course Sauce
Cuisine Greek, Healthy
Servings 3 1/2 cup servings

Ingredients
  

  • 1 ½ cups full-fat plain Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup shredded or chopped cucumber drained
  • 2 tbsp fresh mint chopped
  • 2 tbsp fresh dill chopped
  • 1 ½ tbsp lemon juice or juice from 1 lemon
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest
  • 1 garlic clove grated or minced
  • ½ tsp kosher salt

Instructions
 

  • Place cucumber in a colander or strainer and sprinkle with salt. Let sit for 5-10 minutes to leach out water. Squeeze in a paper towel if you want to remove more liquid.
  • Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and stir well to combine.
Keyword Condiment, Sauce, Tzatziki, Yogurt, Yogurt Tzatziki