TZATZIKI (CUCUMBER-YOGURT SAUCE)

 

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Ingredients

  • 1 32 oz. container plain yogurt (best to NOT use fat free, Greek yogurt would be great)
  • 1 large English cucumber or 2 regular cucumbers
  • 5 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 Tsp. distilled white vinegar
  • 1 or 2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 or 2 squirts fresh lemon juice (optional)
  • salt

Directions

  • Using a cheesecloth over a bowl, drain the yogurt in the fridge for several hours or over night.
  • Peel cucumber and squeeze to get as much moisture as you can out. Shred the cucumber, and pat with paper towels lightly to get out more moisture.
  • Stir strained yogurt, cucumbers, garlic, vinegar and lemon juice (if using) together. Salt to taste. Drizzle with olive oil.

Notes

I grew up eating tzatziki. It's great on gyros, burgers, fresh crusty bread...pretty much anything :)

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