March 5

Tzatziki, Veggies & Pita Chips

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Tzatziki, Veggies & Pita Chips

Tzatziki is a creamy and slightly tangy cucumber dip that perfectly complements grilled meats and vegetables. It’s delicious with fresh veggies and toasted pita chips.

Active Time: 20 min – Start to Finish: 40 min
Ingredients:

  • 4 cups (1 quart) Greek Yogurt (ideally full fat, if you can’t find it then go for 2% fat)
  • 1 large cucumber, peeled
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 2 lemons
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • Veggies to Dip: 2 red bell peppers sliced, 2 large cucumbers sliced, 5 carrots, chopped into strips
  • 10 Pita breads, sliced into triangles
  • Extra-virgin Olive Oil & Red Wine Vinegar
  • Kosher Salt & Pepper

Directions

Make In Advance
Grate the entire cucumber, then use your hands to squeeze as much of the water out of it as possible, then place half in a large bowl and half for later
Add 2 cups Greek yogurt, 2 chopped garlic cloves, 2 Tbs olive oil, Juice of 1 fresh lemon, 1 Tbs vinegar, 1 tsp dried oregano, 1 ½ tsp salt, black pepper and stir. Taste and see if it needs a bit more salt or a bit more of tang from the vinegar. Cover with plastic wrap and let rest for 15-30 minutes or overnight. Taste and adjust the seasoning as it will have a new, creamy essence.

Make At The Kid Restaurant
Repeat the same process as above, with students helping make this delicious sauce! If everything is ready, it only takes a few minutes to assemble.

Pita Chips
In a pan over medium heat, add 3 Tbs olive oil and one layer of the sliced pita. Add a bit of fresh garlic and season with 1 tsp salt, black pepper and pinch of oregano. Toast for 2 minutes on each side until the pita is lightly browned. Continue with remaining pita.
Serve a plate with a scoop of tzatziki, veggies and pita chips.


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Eric Horwitz

About LIFT

Eric founded LIFT Enrichment in 2010 because he wanted to help young kids develop their culinary skills so they could make healthy foods for friends and family for the rest of their lives.  He has worked with kids for over 15 years and enjoys their energy and enthusiasm for learning new things.  Eric studied abroad in Italy while at UCLA and discovered a passion for cooking.  

Eric Horwitz, Ceo of Lift

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