Authentic tzatziki And Greek Salad
Simple Greek recipes perfect for summer wherever you are
- 1 cucumber
- pinch of salt
- 3 cloves of garlic crushed
- 1 tbsp of mixed dill and mint leaves minced
- 500 g/1 lb Greek yogurt
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
- 6 vine tomatoes
- 1 cucumber
- 1 green bell pepper
- 1 red onion
- 100 g/3 1/2oz black olives
- 150 g/5oz Feta cheese
- 5 tbsp olive oil
- juice of half a lemon
- salt and pepper
- 1/2 tsp dried oregano
- freshly ground black pepper
Peel the cucumber and slice in half lengthwise and use teaspoon to run down the middle and remove the seeds. Grate add salt and leave in a sieve to drain (for an hour or even better overnight) or wrap in a clean tea towel and squeeze well to remove excess water)
Squeeze out as much liquid from the cucumber as possible and place the pulp in a bowl.
Spoon into a small bowl, stir through the chopped dill. Add a swirl of olive oil and an olive on top
Mix garlic with yogurt and mint and let it infuse while cucumber draining. Add the drained cucumber and mix well.
Chop the tomatoes, cucumber and pepper into large chunks and place in a large serving bowl.
Slice the onion and add to the bowl.
Add the Feta and olives and dress the salad with the olive oil, lemon juice, seasoning and dried oregano.