yogurt for tzatziki
If I buy Fage yogurt, the thick greek yogurt, would you still recommend draining it overnight? It comes pretty much pre-drained. I will still dry out the cucs.
I don't think that's necessary. I don't even think you should drain the cukes unless you're preparing way ahead. Just make sure to add lots of garlic, fresh mint & dill.
I use Fage or the TJ's greek yogurt as a regular staple in my house. I never drain it for tzatziki. If I don't have it on hand have to use something else I'll drain it but for the greek style no need.
I use shredded cucumbers and I do let these sit in a colander a bit before using.
I don't use mint: yogurt, garlic, cucumber, dill, lemon juice, salt and pepper.
Do you have access to Mountain High Plain Original (full fat)? We ate it in Fort Worth, TX and (SURPRISE!) can get it at Safeway here in Oahu. It is good value for the price and reminds me greatly of the yoghurt we used to buy in Greece. Should work well for your purpose.