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Tzatziki Sauce

Tzatziki sauce is a versatile and refreshing condiment, originating from Greece and commonly used in Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine. It is typically made with a base of yogurt, grated cucumber, garlic, olive oil, and various herbs and spices, such as dill, mint, or parsley. The sauce is characterized by its tangy flavor, creamy texture, and subtle hint of garlic. As a popular dipping sauce, tzatziki is perfect for pairing with vegetables, pita bread, and crackers. This sauce also serves as a delicious complement to grilled meats, such as souvlaki and gyros, and can elevate traditional dishes like kebabs or falafel.
#7
IN DIPS & SPREADS
89
CAL / 100G
$0.45
AVG / OZ
tzatziki sauce
50%
CARBS
25%
FAT
25%
PROTEIN
Tzatziki Sauce FAQ
Tzatziki sauce, a staple in Greek and Middle Eastern cuisine, promises a full-bodied creamy texture and punchy flavour when used correctly. But common questions often arise with this ingredient, especially on how to properly cook with it and ways to enhance its taste. Typically, people run into problems when they overdo the garlic or don't drain their cucumbers properly, resulting in a less than ideal, watery tzatziki. To get the most out of tzatziki, it's best to balance the flavours of yogurt, cucumber, garlic, and herbs. Marinating meats in tzatziki for a few hours can also infuse them with a full-bodied Mediterranean flavour. One little-known hack is to use Greek yogurt as a base for a thicker, richer tzatziki. Alternatively, adding strained cucumber pulp to the sauce can add texture and dimension to the mix.
Can I freeze tzatziki sauce?
Why is my tzatziki sauce too watery?
Can I use tzatziki sauce for marinades?
What kind of yogurt should I use for tzatziki sauce?
Why do my tzatziki sauce taste different each time I make it?
Can I add other herbs to tzatziki sauce?
What can I use instead of garlic in tzatziki sauce?
What dishes work best with tzatziki sauce?
Can tzatziki sauce be heated?
Can I make tzatziki sauce without cucumber?
Expiration & Storage Tips
When does tzatziki sauce expire?
Unopened, a store-bought tzatziki sauce can usually last up to two weeks past the printed date, as long as it's kept refrigerated. Once opened, however, it should be consumed within 3 to 7 days for the best quality. Homemade tzatziki tends to age more rapidly due to the fresh ingredients used and should ideally be consumed within 3 days; unlike store-bought, it's not a common practice to freeze tzatziki sauce because it may disrupt the creamy texture.
How do you tell if tzatziki sauce is bad?
Check your tzatziki sauce for signs of spoilage such as an off smell, mold growth or discolouration. Also, if the texture becomes overly watery, lumpy or grainy, it's time to toss it out. If you taste the tzatziki and it has lost its tanginess or freshness, odds are it's beyond its prime.
Tips for storing tzatziki sauce to extend shelf life
• Keep your tzatziki sauce refrigerated at all times. This helps to prevent the growth of bacteria and preserves the freshness of the ingredients. • Always use a clean utensil when serving or stirring your tzatziki. This can prevent the possible introduction of bacteria that hasten spoilage. • Consider transferring your tzatziki sauce to an air tight container to keep it fresh. This limits the sauce's exposure to air, which can introduce bacteria and hasten oxidation. • When making homemade tzatziki sauce, use fresh ingredients for a longer shelf life. Fresher ingredients mean less chance of bacteria growth which can lead to faster spoilage. • Avoid returning uneaten tzatziki sauce to the main container. This helps to prevent cross-contamination and further spoiling.
EXPIRES WITHIN
6 - 9
WEEKS
Health Info
Macros
2g
CARBS
1g
FAT
1g
PROTEIN
Allowed on these diets
VEGETARIAN
KETO
MEDITERRANEAN
LOW CARB
LACTOSE FREE
GLUTEN FREE
Contains these allergens
MILK
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