Homemade tzatziki goes together great with meatballs and flatbread. Serve as dinner, lunch or party appetizer: success guaranteed!
Flatbread is just one of those ingredients that you should always have lying around. I use them store bought or make them myself : you just can’t go wrong! They go great with curries, omelettes, salads, soups, meat dishes or stews… I’m getting plenty of recipe ideas now, haha! Expect more soon 😉
Anyway, I want to start by saying that you can basically use any type of (flat) bread for this recipe. When I first ate this recipe, we had them with pita breads, which was also pretty good. Story time!
Okay, so the story of how I came to make this recipe. You see, I currently live with boyfriend and cat in a cute apartment in Breda, but before this (and before my time in Sydney) I lived in a huge student building with over 200 other students. Luckily, I shared my bathroom with only one guy and I had my own kitchen, and my room was facing away from all the ‘noisy’ areas (garden, bike storage etc.) so I really felt at home there.
Anyway, because I had the luxury of having my own kitchen, that usually meant that when I would eat with friends we’d cook over at my place. Not that I minded! As a student with health in mind (HA! That’s a joke) I decided to join the gym with one of my close friends Noor. We would go to the gym once a week and afterwards cook dinner together.
We were probably still first or second year students, and had very little cooking experience. This meant that we’d usually cook simple fried potatoes – a vegetable – a piece of meat, but sometimes one of us saw or heard of a recipe somewhere that we decided to try.
So this one day, Noor had this recipe for hamburgers in pita breads with tzatziki, lettuce and cucumber. At first I thought she was nuts but I had to admit it was a pretty damn good combo: and I’ve been thinking about it every time I saw tzatziki since! However, this is the first time (3 years later) that I’ve decided to do something with this memory. And hey: it was still as good as I remembered!
Homemade tzatziki with meatballs and flatbread
Of course, this recipe is slightly different. I like making homemade meatballs and can’t cook a recipe without giving my own twist to it 😉 Also, I made homemade tzatziki instead of store bought. Recipe down below!
This blog is a little different: I give you the recipe for homemade tzatziki down below, point you to my recipe of homemade meatballs which has been published earlier, and tell you to buy some lettuce and buy or make flatbreads. Assemble, and eat!
Anyway, I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we did, and I hope to see you soon!
- Greek yoghurt, 385g
- Cucumber, 1 half
- Garlic, 2 cloves
- Olive oil, 2 spoonfuls
- White wine vinegar, 1 spoonful
- Salt, 1 teaspoon
- Lemon juice, 1 teaspoon
- Pepper, 1/4 teaspoon
- Grate the cucumber and let the water drain in a sieve.
- Finely grate the garlic, and place in a large bowl. Add the salt, pepper lemon juice, vinegar, olive oil and grated cucumber and mix together.
- Add the yoghurt, and combine well. Refrigerate until serving.