I love spicy food to an unhealthy limit. I have no problem eating a spicy pepper right out of the jar or creating a salad consisting of onions, oil and salt (don’t knock it till you try it). When I cook, I constantly have to remind myself that I am not cooking only for myself and proportion my seasonings accordingly. My creations come out with unique boldly seasoned flavors that leave my pallet crackling with excitement. Sometimes, my pallet just needs a rest. Sometimes, I yearn for something flavorful yet with a refreshing light air to it, especially in balance of a particularly hot dish. During these times, I always grab the cucumbers and make Taziaki…ASAP.
This Greek dish is traditionally served as a side dish or sauce for souvlaki and gyros. However, I think it can be served as a side dish to just about any meal or even an appetizer with chips or dipping bread. The combination of cucumbers and yogurt keeps the dish cool and refreshing while the garlic and salt still give a new flavor to the dish. As an added bonus the ingredients are very common and on hand so you can make it quickly and easily as your pallet dictates.
- 2-3 Cucumbers
- 1/ cup of Yogurt
- 2-3 garlic cloves, crushed
- ½ teaspoon Salt
1. Peel the cucumbers.
2. Cut the cucumber in half lengthwise.
3. With a spoon, gut out the seeds and through them out.
4. Shred the remaining cucumbers. Place in large bowl.
5. Add yogurt to mixture.
6. Add crushed garlic.
7. Add salt to taste.