Tzatziki Cucumber Dipping Sauce

Steps on how to prepare a Tzatziki Cucumber Dipping Sauce recipe

Time

15 minutes

Servings

1

Calories

144.9

    Ingredients

  • 4 cups plain yogurt, regular
  • 3 large cucumbers, peeled and seeded
  • salt
  • 3 garlic cloves (or more to taste)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • fresh ground pepper (optional)
  • 1/4 cup freshly chopped mint leaf (or to taste) (optional)

    How to make it

  1. 1. STEP

    Line a sieve with a double thickness of dampened cheesecloth.

  2. 2. STEP

    Spoon in yogurt and set the sieve over a bowl.

  3. 3. STEP

    Refrigerate for two to three hours or until yogurt is about half its volume, nicely thick and creamy.

  4. 4. STEP

    Shred or cut cucumber into julienne strips.

  5. 5. STEP

    Place in a colander in sink or over a bowl, sprinkle generously with salt, mix well and let drain for at least 30 minutes to an hour.

  6. 6. STEP

    Rinse and gently pat dry.

  7. 7. STEP

    In a mortor and pestal muddle the garlic into a bit salt.

  8. 8. STEP

    Add to the thickened yogurt, cucumber, lemon juice, olive oil, and if desired, the pepper and mint.

  9. 9. STEP

    Mix well.

  10. 10. STEP

    Serve or refrigerate for a day or two so flavors mingle.

  11. 11. STEP

    Stir again before serving and sprinkle with additional minced mint leaves if desired.

    Ingredients

  • 4 cups plain yogurt, regular
  • 3 large cucumbers, peeled and seeded
  • salt
  • 3 garlic cloves (or more to taste)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • fresh ground pepper (optional)
  • 1/4 cup freshly chopped mint leaf (or to taste) (optional)

    Tags

    SPREADS

    SALAD DRESSINGS

    VEGETABLE

    GREEK

    EUROPEAN

    LOW PROTEIN

    LOW CHOLESTEROL

    SPRING

    SUMMER

    SPICY

    < 15 MINS

    REFRIGERATOR

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