Tzatziki with Roasted Garlic

Tzatziki with Roasted Garlic


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To make the best tzatziki you really have to strain the yoghurt for 24 hours, or the consistency will be runny and not thick enough.

Diana Moutsopoulos

Serves: 8 

  • 500g plain Greek yoghurt
  • 1 cucumber
  • 5 cloves roasted garlic, mashed
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 15 fresh mint leaves, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt to taste

Preparation:10min  ›  Extra time:23hours50min  ›  Ready in:1day 

  1. Place yoghurt in a paper coffee filter or 4 layers of muslin (cheesecloth) set in a strainer or colander, and then place over a bowl to catch the liquid. Allow yoghurt to strain for 24 hours in the refrigerator.
  2. Peel and grate the cucumber, squeeze out excess water; place into a bowl. Add strained yoghurt, garlic, lemon juice, mint and olive oil; mix until combined. Season to taste with salt; chill before serving.

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