Tjatjiki is a well known yoghurt based dip used in the Turkish and Greek kitchen. Because it's made with cucumber it's incredibly fresh yet it also has an insane amount of garlic. What more could you possibly want? Therefore it seemed like only the right thing to use it as inspiration for a paleo dip. As always, it's not going to taste anywhere like the real thing, but that's not the point!
For the mayo;
- 1 egg yolk
- 0,2 ml olive oil
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
For the dip;
- half a cucumber
- 4 cloves garlic
- mint, dill, basil, chervil or rosemary
- a little bit of black pepper
After you've made your mayo, take your cucumber and rasp it into little bits. Make small bits out of your garlic aswell- if you have the time, it's a good touch to use roasted garlic. Mix both through the mayo, be gentle.
Next it's time to pick your herb, use chervil or rosemary if you want it to taste a little bit stronger- stick with mint or dill for the extra fresh taste. Of course, feel free to experiment!
If the dip is still a little bit to thick for your taste or purpose, either up the cucumber or add a little bit of water to make it thinner.
This goes does well with as a dip for veggies, like cucumber or carrots. It's a little bit too light of a taste for paprika imo, but as a thinner version it can be used to compliment spicy chicken wings :)