I’m a big tzatiki fan.
Creamy, cooling, garlicky deliciousness. I love it with everything.
It brings barbecue to life. Whack a bowl of tzatiki on the table and watch how it disappears. People love it.
It’s not often us girls are allowed to take charge of the bbq….and so charring can sometimes occur. Not sexist, just based on personal experience… cough cough…I may or may not be talking about my dad and his tendency to cremate sausages. Well let me tell you, tzatiki works wonders on a bit of char….
It’s also great for dipping, drizzling and spreading.
So imagine if we took tzatiki, amazing as it is…and made it even better. Pause for applause.
Try replacing the yoghurt with dairy free coconut yoghurt. Not only is it fab for people who don’t care for dairy (ME!), but also the lovely coconutty flavour adds another delicious depth of flavour, that just works oh so well!
Give it a go and let me know what you think! Tag me in any of your creations @madebymargie, I love seeing what you make!
It’s rather a slap dash thing to make that barely calls for a recipe, but here is a guide which you can play around with and double if you want more. If you like it with a real hit of garlic, whack in another clove. Just maybe don’t do that if you plan on serving it at a singles dinner party…
- 150g coconut yoghurt, coyo
- ½ cucumber
- 1 clove garlic
- salt and pepper
- juice of ½ lemon
- Peel the cucumber and then slice in half lengthways. Use a teaspoon to scoop to the seeds out of the cucumber to get rid all the watery innards. Sorry, that sounds gross!
- Then chop the cucumber, and pop it in a bowl with the coconut yoghurt, the crushed garlic and a squeeze of lemon juice. Season well.
- Taste. Adjust the seasoning accordingly. Then leave in the fridge until needed. It's much nicer served nice and cold.
- A top tip is to pop an ice cube into the bowl of tzatiki and it helps to keep it lovely and chilled.
- Wonderful for serving with hot lamb or chicken, or as a lovely palate cooler to compensate for a spicy curry
How will you serve yours?