Tzatziki (Greek Yogurt and Cucumber Sauce) Recipe

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Submitted by leilanijj

Makes 28 servings



http://kalynskitchen.blogspot.com/2007/07/worlds-best-tzatziki-sauce-recipe-greek.html

Recipe Ingredients for Tzatziki (Greek Yogurt and Cucumber Sauce)

3 cups Plain Yogurt (Greek)
3 T lemon juice (or juice of one lemon)
1 garlic clove, chopped
2 cucumbers, seeded and diced (medium)
1 T kosher salt (for salting cucumbers)
1 T finely chopped fresh dill (can substitute mint leaves for a slightly different version)
1 Kosher salt to taste
1 fresh ground black pepper to taste

Recipe Directions for Tzatziki (Greek Yogurt and Cucumber Sauce)

  1. If you don't have Greek yogurt, strain plain yogurt as described above.

  2. Peel cucumbers, then cut in half lengthwise and take a small spoon and scrape out seeds. Discard seeds. (If you use the small seedless or European cucumbers with few seeds, you can skip this step.)

  3. Dice cucumbers, then put in a colander, sprinkle on 1 T salt, and let stand for 30 minutes to draw out water. Drain well and wipe dry with paper towel.

  4. In food processor with steel blade, add cucumbers, garlic, lemon juice, dill, and a few grinds of black pepper. Process until well blended, then stir this mixture into the yogurt. Taste before adding any extra salt, then salt if needed.

  5. Place in refrigerator for at least two hours before serving so flavors can blend. (This resting time is very important.)

  6. This will keep for a few days or more in the refrigerator, but you will need to drain off any water and stir each time you use it.

Categories

Fruits, Herbs, Appetizers, Side Dish, Snacks, Greek, Chill, Puree

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 50.3g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
21
Calories from Fat
4
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
0.4g
1%
Saturated Fat
0.3g
1%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
2mg
1%
Sodium
274mg
11%
Potassium
99mg
3%
Total Carbohydrates
2.9g
1%
Dietary Fiber
0.1g
0%
Sugars
2.2g
Protein
1.6g
Vitamin A 1% Vitamin C 3%
Calcium 5% Iron 1%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B+
  Good points
  • Very high in calcium
  • Very high in phosphorus
  • High in potassium
  • Very high in riboflavin
  • High in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • Very high in sodium
  • Very high in sugar
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