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OH. MY. GOD!!! So, I don't measure ingredients ever. I just go by my own personal measuring system, but I stayed within the limits of this recipe and I nearly ate half of the sauce before I even refrigerated it! Hahaha... I've never wanted to attempt to make this because I've had it at tons of Greek restaurants and it was ALWAYS phenomenal. This is by far one of the best tzatziki sauces I've ever had. And I made it! *doing happy dance*
Excellent recipe!! The only thing I do different, and it works well, when I grate my cucumber I use 4 layers of papper towel and absorb the moisture out of the cucumber in this way. The mint and real greek yoghurt is what makes this recipe!! We are such big fans at home, we use it on everything. I make a fresh batch every week, and sometimes 2. I can't believe I'm only the 2nd person testing and at least rating this recipe from Chef John. You must try it!!
I am a first timer to this recipe, but because chief John is at the helm and the fact that I love him and would follow him anywhere I took the plunge. As usual an excellent and fun recipe. It will become a frequent dish at my house.
Thank you so much for sharing chief John, take care and God bless.
I made this exact, only substituting almost a full tablespoon of dried dill weed for the fresh and I omitted the mint only because I didn't have any. I made this early in the morning so it could chill in the fridge all day. Not ashamed at all to admit I ate the whole thing with Stacy's Pita Chips. We'll...........kind of. But it was absolutely delicious.
I am a hero to my family in the kitchen because of this recipe. I followed it to a "T" the first batch but really didn't care much for the cayenne pepper, it wasn't bad but not the best and just like Chef John said make it your own feel free to change it up to your likening. The next batch was out of this world good!!! The trick is to really, really dry the cucumber and add the lemon and salt a little at a time to your likening. Thanks Chef John great job! I love your videos!
I have made other Tzatziki sauces and this is by far the WORST. It had an over powering garlic taste, a very spicy aftertaste because of the cayenne pepper(I wouldn't use it), and it was too sour from too much lemon and I only used half as much as it asked for.
Just made this. I used English cucumbers, unpeeled for a little more color. I also zested the lemon to add a little more zing & pressed the garlic. I like Fage 5% Greek Yogurt, it adds more richness & better mouth feel. Just have to wait for the flavors to meld, but I know this one will be a winner.
Chef John is a delight to watch in his video. I really wanted to love his recipe too, but it had a terribly sour aftertaste. After letting it sit, I tried adding sugar, salt, even blue cheese to bring out a richer flavor, but nothing could cover up that taste. Having had tzatziki sauce many times, including in Greece, it did not compare.
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