February 27, 2014
Posted in: Recipes

Tzatziki (Cucumber-Yogurt Sauce)

 

Tzatziki is a Greek yogurt-based sauce, a perfect complement to crisp pita chips, fresh vegetables, falafel or grilled chicken.

Makes about 4 cups

Ingredients:

1 cucumber, peeled, seeded and grated
2 cloves garlic, minced
½ Serrano pepper, seeded and minced
2 cups plain Greek yogurt
2 Tbs. chopped fresh dill
2 Tbs. freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 Tbs. extra virgin olive oil
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Method:

  1. Squeeze the grated cucumber, pressing it hard between your hands to extract most of its juices.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the cucumber with the garlic, pepper, and yogurt.
  3. Stir in fresh dill, 1 Tbs. lemon juice and 1 tsp. salt.
  4. Taste, adding additional lemon juice, salt and/or pepper, as needed.
  5. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  6. Drizzle with olive oil before serving.

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