Made the salad exactly as written, but felt the 3 garlic cloves totally overpowered all the other flavors. Next time I'll try 1 1/2 cloves. If you like lots & I mean LOTS of garlic where it sweats out of your skin for a few days and people back away talking to you, this is the recipe for you! I'm looking forward to trying it with less garlic.
Tangy Tzatziki Pasta Salad
mrgmsc Posted: 05/30/12
lionesscoop Posted: 06/07/12
Awesome recipe. I added diced roast chicken and served this for dinner. This has the perfect combination of spices, not sure what the previous reviewers problem is, but greek food is typically heavy on the garlic...that's why it is so good.
brenro Posted: 06/28/12
Haven't tried this but without tahini how can they call it tzatziki?
hlm916 Posted: 07/21/12
I haven't tried this recipe either, but had to add to the other review that tahini is never in tzatziki!!!!!
cjsmom Posted: 10/02/12
This is a very good recipe. There is a good balance of flavors and the ingredients work well together. It includes traditional Greek ingredients such as Greek yogurt, garlic, feta cheese, and kalamata olives. If you don't like those things you probably won't like this recipe. Two of the reviewers have never made the recipe and one reviewer doesn't like the ingredients. If you have never made the recipe, your review is irrelevant. I would also dismiss a review by anyone who does not like the flavor of several main ingredients.
gailforce Posted: 05/28/12
This is a delicious summer pasta salad. However, I felt the dressing was a little too thick for the amount of pasta. Possibly thin it a little with buttermilk??
JustHaydee Posted: 11/23/12
This is a fabulous dish. I have been using Tzatziki sauce as a base for many of my recipes for many years now. It perks up macaroni salad and my ultimate famous Philly style gyro steak sandwiches served on Tandoori naan bread is a definite mmmmmmm moment.
mmmbanya12135 Posted: 08/26/12
NOTE: Review based on recipe made as is. WAY too tangy for my taste. Unless you love the bitter tangy taste of Greek yogurt, I would not recommend without changes. The changes I would make are: plain yogurt instead of Greek, and no feta cheese (husband preference). I imagine that with the plain yogurt, the garlic could become overpowering but I welcomed it with the Greek yogurt which has such a strong flavor. I was hoping to mask it with the garlic. I could barely taste the dill so I would add much more- maybe 1/4 cup. A work in progress!
LynnAW08 Posted: 09/09/13
I think 3 cloves of garlic was too much or my garlic cloves were bigger than average. I will make this again with only 1 clove.
Cynruthie Posted: 05/28/14
The reason I tried this recipe is that we love all the ingredients. But, the amount of Feta cheese was overwhelming. We couldn't taste the garlic unfortunately and it needed a lot more cucumber for the amount of everything else. I will definitely try again with adjustments.
KKirby Posted: 10/11/13
Loved the dish. It was tangy and garlicky. The 1st time I added rotisserie chicken so it would be a stand alone meal. I am taking it (as is) to a cookout this weekend and can't wait to share the "award winning" and creative side with other Greek food lovers! Mmmmm!