The Greek gift of dip
A mezze plate simply isn’t the same without this Mediterranean staple. The cucumber yogurt sauce extends its fragrant, fresh flair as a dip alongside pita, a condiment on veggie burgers, or a sauce for grilled meats. While some dress this creamy, white sauce with mint, many turn to homegrown dill. Its fragrant, fern-like leaves are exquisitely aromatic. Remember to harvest and eat fresh or freeze dry to retain flavor.
- 2 cups plain Greek yogurt
- 2 cups finely diced cucumber
- ½ cup fresh dill, minced
- ¼ cup lemon juice
- 2 cloves garlic, grated
- ½ tsp salt
- ¼ tsp pepper
- 1. Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl. Adjust the flavor by adding more dill, lemon, garlic, salt or pepper as needed.
- 2. Serve immediately or store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
Few things are easier to make and also yield nutrition. Dill is simple to harvest from at home and 100g equals a day’s worth of Vitamin C. Feel free to sprinkle this antioxidant generously!