Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Tzatziki Sauce

Yesterday, Debbie of A Quilter's Table decided to write an impromptu Tuesday at the Table post!  She's also decided to give away some of her fabric scraps to a lucky person who links up!

I decided to share what we had for dinner last night.

It all was determined by a newly discovered pre-made Tzatziki sauce that I found in our local grocery store.  Living in a small town, with only a few small-ish grocery stores, I get pretty excited about stuff like this!  I normally make my own, which, like any home made food is better than store bought, but the pre-made is pretty good, and super easy!

As the label says, it's basically just yogurt, chopped or diced cucumbers, garlic and spices, which usually includes lemon juice, salt and pepper.  My favorite recipe is this one from Emeril Lagasse on the Food Network site. Our garden is off to a really lousy start, but if we get some cucumbers, I'll be making this over and over again until frost hits!  It's great on fish, as a dip for vegetables and pita bread, on sandwiches, or just plain all by itself!

Summer in the PNW means wonderful fresh salmon, which we try to eat as much as we can.  Tabouli is a bulgur wheat salad that also contains lemon juice, parsley, cucumber and garlic, and spices.  Again, it's really hard to find bulgur wheat in a small town, but every now and then I get lucky.  Unfortunately, the only type sold here is a "quick cooking red wheat", which isn't as good as what I get in bulk from bigger grocery stores.  I may have to start buying it on-line.  If anyone has a brand they like let me know!


  1. Oh I love Tzatziki and looove Fage so I'll for sure try this if I can find it! We especially like it with pita and greek chicken like this: And yes, I usually make the Tzatziki in this recipe...btw thanks for linking up!!

  2. I love Tzatziki too! I have also tried a yummy one here in Australia made with beetroot rather than cucumbers so it is a lovely pink colour.