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February 21, 2015 / mintcustard

Tzatziki with warm lemon and garlic tortilla chips.

Tzatziki with home made tortilla chips

Tzatziki with home made tortilla chips

Recently I was really lucky to have Shelina Permalloo cook the most amazing dinner for me (and others) at a Sainsbury’s #loveyourfreezer event. Everything she made was wonderful but one of her dishes, one that was shown to us almost as an afterthought was so clever.

Home made tortilla chips. What really appealed was the fact that they are baked, you could control the flavourings and the salt and they only take a few minutes to make. Oh and they are seriously delicious. I had a small plateful of them for lunch with a bowl of tzatziki. A simple meal but full of flavour.

Tzatziki with warm lemon and garlic tortilla chips.

Tortilla chips ingredients

  • 1 ready made soft tortilla
  • 1 lemon zested
  • juice of half a lemon
  • 1 garlic clove grated
  • flavourless oil
  • salt
  • smoked paprika

Tzatziki ingredients

  • natural yogurt
  • cucumber diced
  • mint rolled and sliced (chiffonade!)
  • salt

How to

  • Preheat the oven to 220c .
  • In a bowl mix together the oil, zest and lemon juice. Leave to sit for a few minutes whilst you make the tzatziki.
  • The tzatziki ingredients simply need to be combined in a bowl The ratio of yogurt, cucumber and mint is up to you. I prefer lots of cucumber and enough yogurt to make a dip. Others prefer more yogurt and less mint. Play around until you find your favoured ratio.
  • Decide on your favoured ratio of tzatziki ingredients.

    Decide on your favoured ratio of tzatziki ingredients.

  • Take a fresh tortilla wrap, brush on both sides with the lemony garlic oil.
  • Cut into shards. One tortilla wrap should make at least 12 chips.
  • Cut into shards

    Cut into shards

  • Place the shards on a baking tray. Sprinkle with a little salt and paprika.
  • Bake for 5 to 7 minutes until crisp and golden.
  • Dip in the tzatziki and enjoy.

This can be adpted so many ways, add lime to the oil and cayenne for a spicier chip. Plain or just salted for a nibble whilst watching a movie. You could even make them salty and sweet if you really want to.


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