Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Taziki? Djadjik? Raitha? Yogurt Sauce? -By Sanjay

I made a yogurt based sauce and I am not sure what to call it. The bargain basement cilantro Susan found at the farmers market was still there and looking a little wilted. I was therefore inspired to do something with it along the lines of chuck it in the food processor with olive oil and making some kind of pesto concoction. This was not allowed to happen because I saw our fancy new 'red wine vinegar' aka ghetto vinegar that I poured into an empty red wine bottle. Because oil and vinegar are good friends and we also had too much yogurt that won't keep forever we now have my take on djakdjik (although I am sure somebody's Iraqi grandmother will disapprove).


1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup vinegar
1/2 cup natural yogurt
1/4 onion
1 clove garlic
2 tbs chopped cilantro
2 tsp lime juice

Dump in food processor. Process. Enjoy.


Tastes like taziki without being taziki. The omission of cucumber and addition of cilantro helps to switch it up a bit. There is an interesting interplay of sour flavours from the lime, vinegar and yogurt that I enjoyed. It works really well as a salad dressing (as seen above) and as a dip.


I am sure that this would work with a little less oil and vinegar.

1 comment:

  1. When are you going to post the recipe for your nut loaf? - I am anxious to hear how it was! I like the look of your lime cookies Susan, will have to try those soon....