Tsatsiki (za-DZEE-kee) is a Greek dip that's often served as a snack or appetizer. Also great on burgers or tomato sandwiches.
- Cutting board
- Sharp knife (adult needed)
- Measuring cups
- 1 cucumber, washed and peeled
- 1 cup plain yogurt
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1⁄4 cup finely chopped fresh mint leaves, rinsed with cold water, plus extra if you want a garnish
- kosher salt
- Cut the cucumber into thin slices, then chop the slices.
- Put the cucumber, yogurt, garlic, mint, and salt in a mixing bowl and mix well.
- Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour (and up to a day). Serve garnished with extra mint.
- Garlic is sometimes called "the stinking rose."
- When you go to a market what you buy is a bulb, or head of garlic. A clove is one of the sections of the bulb.
- Americans eat more than 250 million pounds of garlic in a year.