It’s summer, which means everyone seems to be on the search for cool, refreshing, “don’t-turn-hot-things-on” fare. I wouldn’t necessarily recommend just eating tzaziki or raita as a meal, but I find it to be a fantastic accompaniment to grilled meats or a great chunky dip for vegetables or pita. I acknowledge the difference between the general flavor profiles but the bulk of the ingredients and methodology are the same, so here we go:
1 (10-oz or so) cup greek yogurt, or if you want a thinner raita, regular plain yogurt
cucumber, peeled and finely diced, or peeled, shredded and squeezed
salt, pepper, lime juice, minced garlic
optional: ground cumin, tumeric, and red pepper flake for the raita, dill for the tzaziki
Mix everything together until it tastes good. No, seriously. It’s that simple. Now go at it with some pita, some naan, some tasty grilled veggies or meats, and have yourself a party. Enjoy!