Tzatziki with Pita Chips

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.

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The recipe that came with the yogurt cheese maker looked so easy, so I decided to just go with it. Here is the recipe:

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Tzatziki

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.

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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!

Enjoy!

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4 thoughts on “Tzatziki with Pita Chips

    • may I also suggest that everyone eat this together! That way when you reek of garlic for a week like I did, it won’t drive everyone crazy! Ha! Ha!

      I’m glad you’re inspired to try this….good food is so wonderful! And sharing it with friends and family makes it that much better!

      Love ya!

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