When I was a kid my hometown had only two restaurants that were not a chain or meat and three place. One of those is named The House of Pizza, and was my earliest introduction to Greek and Italian food.
Whenever we ordered out from there my parents would just about always either get a gyro or their Greek chicken plate. Both of which came with a concoction unlike anything else I had seen before, tzatziki sauce. Up until the point that The House of Pizza introduced me to tzatziki I had thought that Danimals and Gogurt were your only two options for yogurt.
In all honesty the savory side is so much better. Tzatziki is a Greek condiment that consists of yogurt, lemon, herbs, and cucumber. It adds a cool but zingy element to gyros, roasted or grilled meats, and even seafood. My most common use for it is to make wraps with a rotisserie chicken loaded with the stuff. I would eat it in the air, I would eat it anywhere.
- 2 cups plain Greek yogurt
- 1 cucumber diced
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 1 tsp dried dill
- 1 tsp dried parsley
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 1/2 tsp each salt and pepper
Mix everything in a medium sized bowl until a homogenous mixture forms.