A few years ago, tzatziki was all I could think about. These days I’ve moved on to yogurt salad. The influx of Mediterranean and middle eastern restaurants in Bay Ridge has certainly contributed to the habit. Finding a lack of “tzatziki” listed on the menu I was driven to enjoy my pita with other yogurt dips like haydari and yogurt salad. In honestly, I think haydari might be my new favorite, but I haven’t yet perfected the home recipe. In the meantime, yogurt salad is a perfectly satisfying replacement.
Impress your friends at the next BBQ with some homemade tzatziki! Or just eat it all on your own, like I might do sometimes. But seriously, unless I’m getting tzatziki from an actual Greek or Mediterranean restaurant, I can never find what I want. The store made ones tend to be on the sweet side (why? no idea…) and have a list of so many additives I can’t even recognize. Once I found out how easy it was to make, I pretty much have it on hand all cucumber season.