Tzatziki is a popular Middle Eastern dip or sauce served as an accompaniment to a lot of dishes. One can use herbs of choice like parsley, basil or mint leaves. This sauce is thick and creamy made with Greek yogurt and cucumber however, you can use any yogurt or curd and strain the water off. It is also important to let all the water from the cucumber strain off. Simply wrap it in a cloth and let the water drip or if you are in a rush, squeeze out the water with your hands. Flavours of garlic, dill leaves, salt, lemon juice and a drizzle of olive oil makes it perfectly soothing and refreshing.
I had prepared some Sriracha Potatoes (stay tuned for the recipe) and wanted to try something different and not use the regular mayo and ketchup. Tzatziki is an instant one, so while the potatoes cooked, I quickly prepared this dip. Tzatziki tastes absolutely yumm as it is, however, I have also added some cream cheese to this sauce, no particular reason, I just got my hands on to the bottle of cream cheese and thought of giving it a try making it a Cream Cheese Tzatziki Sauce. Trust me it turned out to be finger-licking delicious. I’m sure you’re gonna love this dip and it’s going to be a regular one at your home just as it is at mine.