This is one of the easier sauces to make. Plus, it’s a great way to get rid of some garden produce. All you need is a cutting board, and knife, and a bowl. Mix everything together and keep the sauce in the fridge. It’s fine to serve immediately, but it’s even better the next day.
Homemade Tzatziki Sauce
6 oz Greek yogurt (Fage, 0%) 6 oz sour cream ½ red bell pepper, diced ½ garden cucumber, peeled and diced ½ red onion, diced ½ lemon, juiced 3 garlic cloves, minced 1 tablespoon fresh dill, chopped 1 tablespoon fresh oregano, chopped 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped kosher salt and coarse-ground pepper to taste
I serve this with homemade gyros, Greek-style lamb burgers, gravlax, and many other dishes. I like to pair it with Trader Joe’s red pepper spread with eggplant and garlic, which I think can’t be beat since it’s impossible to make at home in small quantities. The creaminess of the tzatziki and the tanginess of the pepper spread go so well with anything grilled.
Here’s the tzatziki on some homemade cevapi.