Tsatsiki Monday

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Hi there darling readers,

Today has just been one of those days, where nothing seems to go my way! I rarely have bad days, but this morning I even found it difficult to get out of bed. Now I know what those “monday blues” feel like that everyone always talks about! Not only are our streets filled with slush/snow, it seems like winter is taken over the city and I managed to ruin 2 paris of shoes because of this! not good!! Second of all, I’m starting to stress about all the upcoming work and I feel there is so little time to get everything done! Mr. N and I overdosed on sushi today, which was followed with a massive food coma. Then he managed to break a newly purchased glass dome right as we stepped inside the house, he dropped it on the ground and it shattered into pieces. We went to buy a new one and the last one was taken right in front of us! I also accidentally purchased the wrong type of bread so I figured it was time to call it quits for monday and make some tsatsiki!

This tsatsiki sauce has given a bit of positive light to this Monday! I must admit, I’m feeling much better now and all these minor problems are nothing serious when you begin putting things in perspective. It was just one of those days, I could not help the overwhelming feeling. Now, it all just sounds silly and I’m so over it! I’ve curled into bed with my lap top and watching a bunch of useless series at the moment. I’ve re-organized my game plan and going to wake up early tomorrow with a bright and productive attitude. Now, how to make the sauce delicious?!

The trick behind the sauce

I can’t wait to try some tsatsiki sauce in Greece this summer in a mezze or a warm pitta, I can imagine it being amazing! Meanwhile, I have to make it at home, but no worries here, as this is super good and easy to make! I’ve read a couple of recipes and blended some of my favourite ones together forming this simple dressing. The key is to treat the cucumber correctly before adding it to the yogurt otherwise it is too liquidy. It is essential that it is de-seeded as this changes the texture of the dressing. You then grate the cucumber and place it in a strainer with a pinch of salt as this removes some of the juice. Then pat the cucumber dry with kitchen paper and fold it into some olive oil and yogurt. Add in the grated garlic, black pepper, dill, lemon zest and a bit of its juice. Refrigerate for half an hour to merge the flavours. As simple as that! It taste delicious on a home-made burger or club sandwich, but today I craved for something light.

I decided to make a lovely refreshing salad after our sushi overdose, something easy and tasty. The salad includes some mache lettuce, figs, grapefruit (and a bit of its juice) and a generous amount of tsatsiki with a couple of crispy toasts on the side.

Tsatsiki ingredients

  • Cucumber
  • Olive oil
  • 250g Thick Greek Yogurt (if it is too loose, make sure you strain it)
  • 1 Grated garlic clove
  • Lemon zest/ Juice
  • Pinch of salt
  • Dill
  • Black Pepper

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