- STEP 1
For creamy Tzatziki with perfect consistency we need to avoid any excess water. The best result is achieved by peeling and de-seeding the cucumber. Then either grate of finely slice (with a vegetable peeler) and hang the cucumber in a cloth or a tea towel to squeeze out all excess liquid.
- STEP 2
Combine the yogurt, cucumber, lemon juice and garlic.
- STEP 3
Add a dash of olive oil and some salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.
- STEP 4
Sprinkle with the paprika powder.
- STEP 5
Cover and place in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours for the flavours to fully develop.
- STEP 6
(Optional: just before serving roughly chop a bunch of fresh mint leaves and sprinkle on top.)