Thursday, December 17, 2009

Tzatziki (Greek Yogurt & Cucumber Sauce)


12oz greek yogurt
1 medium cucumber
1/2 tablespoon finely chopped fresh dill
1/2 clove garlic, chopped
1 & 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
some salt
Here I use Persian cucumber since I thought Persian is quite close to Greek geographical wise. But of course, English cucumber would work perfectly fine too! Also, I use bottled lemon juice just because it was at my convienence, feel free to use fresh squeezed!

1. Peel, seed and dice up cucumber.
2. Place diced cucumber in a colander and sprinkle lightly with salt. Mix and let it stand for 10 minutes.
3. Rinse diced cucumber through water and drain well. Use paper towel to wipe dry.
4. Puree cucumber, garlic, dill and lemon juice.
5. Pour puree into a bowl and mix in greek yogurt.
6. Add more salt if needed.
7. Refrigerate a bit before serving.

Sauce should bit a little thick like Ranch salad dressing.

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