This tastes like Tzatziki, but it’s made with American supermarket yogurt (instead of strained Greek yogurt). I threw it together in less than 10 minutes (I wasn’t timing myself, now that I think about whether I’m stretching it, I’d say it’s likely I might have tossed it all up in less than five minutes).
- Plain Yogurt
As much of everything as you like–for as many people as you’re serving. I made a small bowl, about 1/4 cup onion, 1/2 cup yogurt, 1/3 cup grated cucumber and 1/2 clove garlic.
Okay, so it’s not authentic Tzatziki, because it’s not made with Greek goat’s milk yogurt. And while the authentic thing is great, this was great in it’s own way, too. I don’t honestly care whether food is “authentic,” as in:
“This is the only authentic cabonara. (or stroganoff, borscht, neapolitan pizza, tamales, whatever.) This is how they originally made it.”
I care about taste.
And honestly, some of the blandest, greasiest, sourest and just-plain-yuckiest food I’ve ever eaten in my whole life has been made by the kind of people who get all huffy about authenticity, and who say things like, “You don’t know what Tzatziki is? (Implying that seventh-grade put-down, Have you been hiding under a rock?)”