One of my all-time favorite snacks to have on-hand during the warmer months is tzatziki and cucumbers. Since Chicago has decided to cooperate and give us some beautiful March weather, I’ve been craving a batch.
So, today I headed over to Target (where cucumbers are 67 cents!). I was pleased with myself for resisting the urge to shop for clothing, shoes, nail polish, etc., as I pulled up to the register. 6 canvas totes of groceries later, I reached into my purse only to find… nothing. I’d left my wallet at home. To my credit, I didn’t swear or cry; to the saleswoman’s credit, she parked my cart off to the side and let me make the 10 minute trip home and back so that I could pay. Hey, excellent customer service!
- 24 oz Greek yogurt (use the full-fat; it’s worth it, taste-wise)
- 3 large cucumbers
- 4 tbsps fresh dill
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- 6 garlic cloves, finely chopped (or 2 tbsp canned garlic)
Chop cucumber into medium sized pieces. Combine yogurt, one cucumber, dill, lemon and garlic in a food processor and pulse (don’t overdo it- you don’t want it to be too watery). Slice remaining cucumbers evenly into rounds. Use as “chips” with your tzatziki dip.
Time: 10 minutes; Serves: 6-8