Tzatziki Sauce Recipe
Made with yogurt, cucumber and garlic, this traditional Greek sauce can be used as a dip, sauce or topping, such as on gyros.
Serves: 8 person(s)
Preparation Time: 10 mins
Cooking Time: 0 mins
Extra Time: 2 hrs (for refrigeration)
Yield: 8 x 2 tablespoon servings (or about 2 cups)
For best results, use Greek yogurt, which has been strained. If not available, strain plain yogurt through a cheesecloth until thickened yogurt remains (place strainer over a bowl, place cheesecloth over both); discard liquid.
2 tsp lemon juice *
1 Tbsp olive oil *
16 oz (2 cups) plain, strained, low-fat Greek yogurt (such as Total Fage 0%, which is pre-strained)
3 garlic cloves, minced, or to taste
1 Tbsp chopped fresh mint *
1 peeled, shredded, drained cucumber
In a medium-sized bowl, combine lemon juice and
olive oil. Slowly mix in the yogurt. Combine well until the oil is
thoroughly combined. Add the garlic, mint and cucumber.
Cover and refrigerate two hours. Served well chilled.
* If desired, can omit the mint, olive oil and/or lemon juice. Add 1/4 teaspoon dried dill weed for additional flavor.
Serving suggestions are not included in the nutritional analysis.
50 calories per serving, 5.2 g protein, 1.7 g fat
Family Health Network, via CalorieKing.com
June 6, 2007 | Permalink