Monday, November 10, 2008

Tzatziki (Cucumber Sauce)

Tzatziki (cucumber sauce) is a zippy refreshing sauce that can be enjoyed as a dip or served along with many Mediterranean dishes.

The sauce is usually made with Greek yogurt (thick style). This version is made with plain yogurt which is strained to make it thick. Enjoy!

2 cups plain low fat yogurt (strained well)
1/4 c onion (diced)
1 clove garlic (chopped)
1/2 cucumber (chopped)
1/4 tsp each: pepper,  lemon juice

1/8 tsp salt (optional)
1 tsp each chopped mint, parsley (optional)

Cut cucumber in half lengthwise and chop into small pieces. Set aside.

Pour yogurt through strainer to remove any ex
cess liquid (skip this step if you use Greek yogurt).

Combine yogurt, cucumber in bowl with remaining ingredients. Stir well. Refrigerate until use.

Makes 32 (2 T servings).

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