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Tzatziki (Cucumber Yogurt Dip) Recipe

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Added: Wednesday, November 2, 2005

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
16 ounces plain yogurt
1 pound cucumbers, peeled, seeded, and chopped fine
2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh dill
3 garlic cloves, minced [or more, to taste]
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
Pita loaves, cut into wedges

Directions:
Directions:
Let the yogurt drain in a fine sieve set over a bowl, covered and chilled, for 6 hours. Pour liquid from bowl and into the bowl stir together the drained yogurt, cucumbers, squeezed dry between paper towels, dill, garlic, olive oil, lemon juice, and salt to taste. Let dip stand, covered and chilled, for at least
2 hours and up to 8 hours to allow flavors to develop. Stir the dip, garnish it with dill sprigs and serve it with pita wedges.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Also used as dressing in gyros.

 

 

 

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