The summer vacation is almost over.
And once again it's a bittersweet feeling.
While I would love the alone time and the prospect of drinking my morning tea at peace, I would miss all the late morning cuddle and snuggle. Even his relentless questions and non stop chatter. Today after our ritualistic cuddle, he declared that he's super excited to go meet his new teacher and friends next Monday, but he will miss snuggling with Mommy!
I promised myself not to tear up.... but I did.
Now that I have put my Kleenex to good use, lets talk about Tzatziki Sauce.
Anything to do with yogurt, cucumbers and garlic will always pique my curiosity. Add some fresh herb and I am sold. And when the herb in question is the fragrant Dill, you have a winner in my books.
Thick, creamy, tangy, garlicky with a heady aroma of fragrant Dill leaves, this Greek Tzatziki Sauce is very very well loved in our home.
Like any other dip recipe, this is a fairly easy recipe. Just need to mix the ingredients and voila!!!
Just need to keep few things in mind.
1. The yogurt need to be thick. Using Greek yogurt is the best option. But if using regular yogurt, strain it to get rid of any excess moisture.
2. The cucumber must be well drained of all moisture too. Else it will make the sauce very watery. If possible, drain it overnight using a cheese cloth or a fine mesh strainer over a bowl.
3. The garlic should be grated or super finely minced, unless you don't mind biting in to chunks of pungent garlic. The longer the sauce rests, the mellower and more well rounded is the garlic flavor.
The Tzatziki Sauce is not only a great Chip N Dip recipe to dunk your pita chips or crudities, but it is equally good slathered over grilled meat and fish as well.
Remember my Salmon Cakes? The Tzatziki Sauce is a awesome accompaniment for it. Using the same recipe of Salmon Cakes, I often make a Salmon burgers and instead of mayo, I slather the buns with Tzatziki Sauce. Oh... they are soooo good!
But of course our favorite way to enjoy Tzatziki Sauce is to dunk crisp veggies in it.
We also love slathering our Pita pockets with it and stuffing it with grilled meat or Salmon Cakes or Falafels, tomato and cucumber slices and generously drizzling more Tzatziki Sauce.
What's your favorite way to eat this delicious Tzatziki Sauce?
Dill, scientifically known as Anethum Graveolens, has been used for culinary and medicinal purposes for hundreds of years. Both the seeds and the leaves can be used. Apart from giving a strong, tangy, appetizing flavor and taste, dill has many medicinal properties, which mainly come from certain compounds called Monoterpenes, as well as flavonoids, minerals and certain amino acids.
The health benefits of dill include its ability to boost digestive health, as well as provide relief from insomnia, hiccups, diarrhea, dysentery, menstrual disorders, respiratory disorders, and cancer. It is also good for oral care, and can be a powerful boost for your immune system and can protect you from bone degradation. It is also an anti-inflammatory substance, which means that it can protect you against arthritis. Furthermore, it can reduce excess gas, and is considered a carminative (relieves flatulence)
Read More: https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/seed-and-nut/dill.html