Monday, August 4, 2014

Tzatziki Sauce

This refreshing sauce is a melange of cucumbers with bright lemony notes offset by tangy Greek yogurt. I like it on chicken souvlaki or as a side to just about any Greek dish or savory meat. It's also nice as a dip with toasted pieces of pita bread. If you don't do dairy, try substituting mayonnaise for the yogurt.


1 seedless cucumber, peeled and thinly sliced
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
1/2 tsp. minced garlic
1 tsp. extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp. vinegar
2 tsp. minced mint leaves

Directions: Salt the cucumber slices, and let sit for 5 minutes. Place the cucumber slices in a clean towel or some cheesecloth and squeeze out the juices. Discard the cucumber juice. Mix the cucumber slices with the remaining ingredients. Serve immediately or refrigerate and serve later. This will keep for several days in the refrigerator.

Serves 4 as a side, or more as a dip

Stealthy Cooking Tip: This tangy sauce tastes great when juxtaposed with grilled meats in a sandwich. It's a sure fire way to add some vegetables to a sandwich ... just do as the Greeks do!

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