Tzatziki is the perfect ‘sauce’ to serve with a Greek style meat platter, but it is so versatile and can be served with lots of different dishes. It’s great with chicken or as the base of a wrap for lunch or even just as a dip with raw vegetables or crackers. This homemade version is so much better than store bought, once you have tasted it you will never go back to store bought again! The addition of mint is not traditional, you don’t have to add it, but I just like mint and think it gives the tzatziki a little something extra!
1 cup of Greek yogurt
1 Lebanese cucumber, finely diced
2 cloves garlic, finely minced
1 teaspoon lemon zest plus 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
salt and freshly cracked black pepper
fresh mint leaves, finely chopped
Salt and pepper
Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Season with salt and pepper to taste.