Tzatziki Sauce

Serves: 3

Tzatziki is a healthy sauce you can serve with chicken, grilled veggies, pita chips, gyros and as a raw veggie dip, or on Greek Gyros.

Yield: 3 cups
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1/2 english cucumber, peeled
16 ounces (2 cups) cold plain greek yogurt (either full fat or fat free will work)
4 cloves garlic, pressed
1/3 cup chopped dill, fresh or frozen
1 1/2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice (juice of 1/2 lemon; please squeeze a real lemon)
1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
1/8 teaspoon black pepper


How to Make Tzatziki Sauce:

The Cucumber should be peeled, finely diced and strained of it's juices. I squeezed it really tight by the fistful. You can use a cheese cloth if you wish. Getting rid of excess juice is important so that you tzatziki sauce isn't watery the next day.

Combine the strained and chopped cucumber with 2 cups plain greek yogurt, 1 1/2 Tbsp lemon juice, 4 pressed garlic cloves, 1/3 cup chopped dill, 1/2 tsp salt (add more to taste) and ? tsp black pepper.

Mix everything together and add more salt to taste if needed. It's best to refrigerate for about 1 hour before serving to let the flavors meld. It tastes even better when refrigerated overnight!


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