After making the yogurt cheese, I just had to try the tzatziki! The recipe just looked so good and I was so hungry for something savory and full of garlic!
First start with getting the pita chips ready. Take a pita bread and slice it like a pizza then slice around the edge to separate the pita into two halves. Layer them in a baking sheet and brush with olive oil and lightly season with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper. Bake in a 350-degree oven until golden brown.
The recipe that came with the yogurt cheese maker looked so easy, so I decided to just go with it. Here is the recipe:
1 English cucumber, grated
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp salt
1-1/2 cups yogurt cheese
2 tbsp. parsley, minced
After grating the cucumber, place it in a colander and sprinkle with the sea salt. Let the cucumber drain for 30 minutes. Squeeze the cucumber to remove all the excess liquid. Place the cucumber in a bowl with the yogurt cheese, add minced garlic cloves and parsley. If you like a little extra heat, add 1/4 tsp. hot pepper sauce. Cover and chill for 30 minutes to blend the flavors.
Serve with pita chips or cut vegetables.
These were absolutely delicious and the garlic was a very present scent and flavor! My garlic cloves were quite large, so that will account for the strong flavor. If you are a garlic lover, then, like me, use the largest cloves you can find! If you aren’t, then use smaller cloves to get the flavor a bit more understated! And the pita chips were crispy wonderful!