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TZATZIKI!

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In Greece, no restaurant is without tzatziki. It’s always there. Prices range from €2.50 to €4.50 and it’s normally served with the “mezze” (small appetisers to share or a snack before moving on to more serious fare). We ate tzatziki (almost) every day we spent in Greece. While it usually has the same basic ingredients: cucumber + yoghurt + garlic, its flavour changes based on the cooks and the region. Here’s a taste of 2 varieties gleaned during our wanderings: -TZATZIKI HALKIDIKI Ingredients: 1 cucumber: angouraki Full-fat Greek yoghurt (dessert-type yoghurt): giaouti tin elliniki 1 garlic clove: skordo olive oil: elaiolado dill: anitho Recipe: Peel the cucumber, remove seeds, and cut into cubes. Place in a sieve with some salt, let drain. Put yoghurt into a bowl. With a garlic press, crush the garlic clove in the yoghurt. Check on cucumbers in the sieve, make sure liquid has been removed. If necessary, press with your hands. When it’s well drained of its fluids, mix into garlic yoghurt. Stir. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve …

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