Recipe of the Week- Authentic Greek Tzatziki
This is a classic Greek appetizer (or “meze”) made from thick strained yogurt, cucumber, garlic, olive oil, and fresh dill. It’s super simple to make and a hit at any get-together!
Make sure your grated cucumber is well-drained. If you have time, you can drain it in cheesecloth or a fine mesh sieve overnight. If you’re in a rush, you can use your hands to squeeze the liquid out of the cucumber. The longer the garlic rests in the yogurt, the less sharp the bite will be and the better it will taste. For best results, combine all of the ingredients except for the cucumber and let it rest overnight in the fridge while your cucumber is draining. Add the dill at the last minute so it doesn’t overwhelm the rest of the flavor.
- 1/2 a large cucumber, unpeeled
- 1 1/2 cups plain full-fat Greek yogurt
- 2 large garlic cloves, finely minced
- 2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1 Tablespoon white vinegar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 Tablespoon minced fresh dill
1. Grate the cucumber and drain through a fine mesh sieve overnight in the fridge.
2. Combine the yogurt, garlic, oil, vinegar, and salt in a large bowl. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
3. Transfer the grated cucumber and fresh dill to the yogurt mixture and stir to combine. Serve chilled with pita bread for dipping.
Left over Tzatziki can be made into a creamy salad dressing. Simply add a bit of Rice Vinegar or Apple Cider Vinegar to create desired thickness. Lightly dress and toss into your salad. Add croutons and you've got a great side salad side dish!
Welcoming Week Volunteer Day!
Welcoming Week 2017 is coming the week of September 15th- 24th. This is a week in which we celebrate the diversity of people amd communities we enjoy in Manchester. This week will have a variety of events to showcase our diversity and engage communities across the city. The week will begin with a Kick-Off Party on September 18th. Volunteer Day is September 20th 10am- 1pm at 5 Story Hill Farm in Dunbarton. To learn more about Welcoming Week check out the event on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/events/449497962082494/
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