Is tzatziki supposed to be thick?

Why this recipe works. I have tried SO many different types of tzatziki dips. Besides my yiayia’s, some of the best tzatziki I’ve had has been in Greece. Over there, it is always very thick and creamy which is the most important aspect of it.

How do you thicken cucumber dip?

You can thicken it by placing a piece of cheesecloth over the top of a wide mouthed jar and holding it in place with some rubber bands. Fill the cheesecloth with your sauce, cover it with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight. The excess water will drain out and the sauce will be thicker.

How do you thicken dip?

Add a tablespoon or two of plain Greek yogurt to thicken a creamy dip. The naturally heavy, creamy texture of Greek yogurt makes it a healthy alternative to sour cream or mayonnaise. Obviously, not every creamy dip blends well with the tartness of Greek yogurt, so use sour cream or mayo as an alternative.

Why is my tzatziki so watery?

Cucumbers are very watery and naturally release their liquid when they are cut or mixed with other ingredients. Not salting, draining and drying the cucumbers prior to using them for tzatziki will lead to a runny, thin, flavorless dip.

What can you use instead of tzatziki?

However here are a few possible substitutions:

  • Greek yogurt/sour cream. I have made this recipe with all these ingredients from fat free to full fat, and it always turns out amazing.
  • White Balsamic Vinegar. Any other light colored vinegar works well in this recipe, but white balsamic is my favorite!
  • Garlic powder.
  • Dill.

Can cornstarch thicken cold liquids?

For each cup of liquid, you want to thicken, start with 1 tablespoon of cornstarch in a small bowl. Add an equal amount of cold liquid and stir until smooth paste forms. This is your slurry.

Why is my tzatziki sauce watery?

How do you fix runny tzatziki sauce?

If your tzatziki is already made and is too runny, thicken it with the addition of drained, dried cucumbers.