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TZATZIKI SAUCE Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Linda Downs
Added: Saturday, June 20, 2009

Category:
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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 - 32 oz. container plain yogurt
2 medium sized cucumbers
1 head of garlic (or less to taste)
4 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
3 Tbsp. wine vinegar or lemon juice
1 tsp. fresh or dried dill week
Salt and pepper to taste
Fresh mint leaves, parsley sprigs and olives for garnish

Directions:
Directions:
Place yogurt in a large square of double cheesecloth or coffee filter. Tie the cheesecloth at the top and let any excess liquid drain. This will take approximately 4 hours. Peel cucumbers, remove seeds with a spoon. Grate, then squeeze to drain excess liquid. Peel and mince garlic. In a medium sized bowl combine olive oil, vinegar, dill, salt and pepper. Add cucumber, garlic and yogurt. Mix all ingredients well. Refrigerate until ready to use. Note: Tzatziki is a great dip for peppers, celery, broccoli, crackers and even cucumbers. It is the traditional sauce for souvlakia and gyros.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
My husband's mother (Alice Downs) is 1/2 Greek. I went to Greece with her a few years ago to visit relatives. I love this sauce! You can also use Greek yogurt. This recipe is from the Flavor It Greek! cookbook.

 

 

 

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