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TZATZIKI SAUCE

Tzatziki Sauce! Such a simple, clean and refreshing sauce. I can’t speak better words about this Mediterranean sauce. Typically you find it at Greek restaurants served as a topping or paired with stuffed grape leaves also known as Dolmas. By the way, I have an exquisite recipe for Stuffed Grape Leaves that you’ll really enjoy. There’s a bit of work involved but the enjoyment is extremely worth the time. And when you have some help, it goes fast.

But back to this glorious sauce. I’m all about multi-purpose recipes, this is one of them. You can place a dollop of this on top of your favorite fish or even dip a variety of your favorite veggies into it. Not only that, because you know I love encouraging to take my recipes and make your own, you can always add other herbs and spices to this for variety like adding onions or chives. Just remember, let it sit in the fridge for an hour or two first before serving. Overnight is even better!

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TZATZIKI SAUCE
Servings
heaping cups
Ingredients
Servings
heaping cups
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Using a potato peeler, peel the cucumber into strands up until you get to the seeds. Throw the seedy center part away. Place the strands of cucumber on a plate, sprinkle the salt on top, mix and let sit for about 15 minutes to draw out the water.
  2. In the meantime, mix the Greek yogurt, crushed garlic, olive oil in a medium bowl.
  3. Then, grab the cucumber and squeeze the remaining excess of water out of it and chop the cucumber strands finely.
  4. Combine the cucumber in with everything else, add salt to taste and let it chill in the fridge for at least an hour or overnight.