How to Make Deliciously Spicy Homemade Tzatziki
Spicy tzatziki? Why not!
Tzatziki is great with meat, is an excellent dip for pita bread, and is an essential ingredient in gyro wraps. It's often thought of as a cooling dip, due to the yogurt content, but I think it works spicy as well! This isn't going to be deathly spicy, as with many of my other recipes, but it'll still have a strong kick to it - and one that will definitely build up over time, especially if used liberally.
This recipe came about after a trip to Greece. I love spicy food (as I'm sure you know), and most of the time during the trip I found myself missing it! Don't get me wrong, the food was great - it was just missing the level of heat that I crave. I hope this is a recipe you'll enjoy. It's been well-received by those I shared it with - whether or not they liked very, very spicy food. And you can always tone it down, if you must!
- 2 cups Greek yogurt
- 1 cucumber (peeled and grated, and remember to remove excess moisture)
- 1 shallot (chopped)
- 4 cloves garlic (minced)
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 3 tsp dill or dill paste
- 2 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1/2 tsp habanero powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- Mix oil and juice with garlic and spices in a bowl, then add yogurt and whisk before adding the cucumber, dill, and shallots at the end. Chill for at least a couple of hours before serving. Garnish with lemon for serving, if you'd like!
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