I say it often, mainly because its true: the simple things in life give the most pleasure. The fresh taste of a tangy, cool tzatziki mopped up with warm, fluffy flatbreads on a summer afternoon can feel like the most delicious thing on Earth in the moment.
Tzatziki is a really simple dish to prepare all in one bowl – I like to add rather a lot of spring onion to mine, and a good amount of fresh dill and mint.
The flatbreads are equally easy, essentially made from two ingredients in their most basic forms. The simple addition of toasted sesame seeds, cumin and chilli flakes makes them really special.
For the flatbreads
250g plant-based unsweetened yogurt
250g self-raising flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tbsp sesame seeds – white, black, or both
½ tsp chilli flakes
1 tbsp light oil
For the tzatziki
400g plant-based Greek-style yogurt, or unsweetened coconut yogurt
6 spring onions, finely sliced
Small bunch dill, finely chopped
Few sprigs fresh mint, leaves removed and finely chopped
½ clove garlic, finely grated
½ tsp ground cumin
1 tsp sea salt
½ tsp freshly ground black pepper
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
Juice of ½ lemon
Extra fresh chopped herbs
1 tsp sumac
A drizzle of extra virgin olive oil
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