Still, searching for “restaurants near me”? There’s a good reason why you should pick Greek! Besides being tasty, Greek food is known for being healthy. At Ya Mas, we incorporate traditional Greek cuisine with a modern twist. Today, we’re talking about one of our staple sides: Tzatziki!
The History of Tzatziki
While it appears in many cuisines, Tzatziki is a traditional Greek dish. Derived from the Persian word zhazh, meaning “herb mixture”, Tzatziki is often made with Greek yogurt, herbs, lemon juice, and olive oil and garlic.
Our Tzatziki is full of delicious flavors! Here are some of our favorite ingredients:
- Dill is native to the Mediterranean region, and it is used extensively in Greek cuisine. Dill is nutrient-rich with Vitamins A and C, and folate, iron, copper. Did you know? Dill regulates diabetes! This is thanks to Eugenol, which alleviates blood sugar levels in the body!
- Mint is another native plant to the Mediterranean region. This herb has a wide range of health benefits, including aiding digestion, improving brain function, and treating cold symptoms. Did you know? Mint plays a part in Greek mythology! According to legend, a nymph named Menthe was turned into a plant (mint) by Pluto’s jealous lover.
- Cucumbers are high in nutrition! They have magnesium, iron, and potassium and are a great source of hydration!
Restaurants Near Me – Eat at Ya Mas!
Try our Tzatziki today! We deliver the finest in Greek food, imported spirits and wines. We guarantee fresh and authentic Greek cuisine while providing a real farm-to-table experience.