In the mood for Gyros? Here’s a great recipe for Tzatziki sauce.

  • 1 (8 ounce) container Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 medium cucumber – peeled, seeded and diced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled & minced
  • Directions:

    Drain yogurt in paper coffee filters or cheese cloth for 1 hour in fridge. You will be surprised how much liquid it releases.  Once yogurt has been drained, dice cucmber and squeeze with a paper towel to release excess liquid, before adding to yogurt. Add olive oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper, dill and garlic. Stir until well-combined. Cover and refrigerate for at least one hour for best flavor.

    Tips:

    If you are making it as a dip, or you find you like a stronger flavor, add additional diced cucmber, but I like my sauce to compliment the meat rather than over powering it. Enjoy!

    Here’s a photo of a typical Gyro stand in Santorini, Greece