Tzatziki is a lovely sauce used in Greek cuisine. They serve it with grilled meats, vegetables. gyros, falafel and with warm pita bread for dipping, You can also use it as a salad dressing, on a baked potato, as a substitute for mayonnaise.
Strain the yogurt in a fine mesh colander that is resting in another bowl in the refrigerator over night, I put a plate on top
Peel the cucumber, cut in half and scoop out the seed, then shred by hand or in the food processor using the shred attachment
spread the cucumber on a cloth napkin or towel and sprinkle a little salt on top then squeeze out the water. You will be amazed at how much comes out
Put in to a food processor with the yogurt
Measure everything else and puree
Recipe – Approx. 4 Cups
- 24 oz. Greek Yogurt
- 2 Cucumbers
- 2 Tablespoons Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice
- 2 Cloves Garlic
- 1 Tablespoon Fresh Dill
- 1 Teaspoon Sea Salt
- Dash of Black Pepper
Greek Yogurt is packed with protein, calcium and live bacterial cultures. Greek compared to regular has double the protein, lower in sodium and half the sugar. It also help you lose weight by keeping you full on fewer calories. It’s great for vegetarians due to its high Vit. B12 content. An eight-ounce serving has 1.4 micrograms of B12, about 60 percent of what an adult women needs daily.