When I published my Greek book – A Little Taste of Greece – I knew I had to include a Tzatziki recipe, except it was always going to be my quick version done in my Thermomix versus the traditional way. In my blurb, I wrote about how I still love my big sister Kasias more – and lots of people have since asked to have a copy of her recipe too! So here it is… Love Nik xx
1kgFull Fat Yoghurt (Farmers Union Natural Pot Set or Jalna Pot Set)
Put the yoghurt in muslin cloth, in a colander and then a bowl to catch the strained water. The aim is that the yoghurt doesn’t sit in the water so you may need an upside down cup or like between the colander and bowl
Leave for 2 days in the fridge emptying water regularly. You’ll be surprised how much comes out!
The day before serving wash cucumber and grate then squeeze out all the juice and sandwich with absorbent paper towel to suck out even more juice.
Add strained yoghurt and cucumber to large bowl.
Add crushed garlic, salt, and oil lemon juice. Give it a good strong stir mixing it well.
Cover with glad wrap and stick in the fridge over night.
Have a taste... like any Greek person when you ask for a recipe they’ll say... about this much... taste can change depending on seasons so if it doesn’t taste balanced you may need a bit more salt and/or a bit more lemon. When you’re happy pop it in your serving bowl and drizzle with the best extra virgin olive oil you can get your hands on