Tzatziki; fresh and cool but with an attitude!
I make this tzatziki quite often, mostly in the summer-months (or summer-weeks as it sometimes feels like here in cold Norway :-D). This is great with grilled meats and fish, vegetables, just as a dip with fresh bread etc. I love everything spicy, and tend to put chillies in everything. I love the sting from the cayenne pepper in this, but of course, it is optional (like everything in cooking ;-)).
- 1 large organic cucumber, skin on, grated
- 1 ts salt
Mix together, and leave for 30 minutes. Put in a sieve and squeeze out as much water as you can. Then mix with:
- 500g Greek yoghurt
- 1 clove of garlic
- 1 tsp white wine vinagre
- 3-4 tsp olive oil
- a little black pepper
- a small pinch of cayenne
- 2 Tbsp fresh mint, chopped
Mix everything together and leave for an hour if possible.