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Authentic tzatziki And Greek Salad

Simple Greek recipes perfect for summer wherever you are
Prep Time20 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Appetizer, meze, Salad
Cuisine: Greek
Keyword: Greek, salad, tzatziki
Servings: 4
Author: Karon Grieve

Ingredients

Tzatziki

  • 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

Greek Salad

  • 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

Instructions

Tzatziki

  • 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.

Greek salad

  • 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.

Notes

vegetarian, gluten free