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Tzatziki

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As promised, today was going to be tzatziki day! Tzatziki is a super delicious Greek condiment of sorts.  It is predominantly strained Greek yogurt with seasoning and cucumber.

This is a really healthy snack, like hummus, and it is packed with protein with the added freshness of the cucumber and lemon juice. It’s great with fresh vegetables as a snack, or it can compliment chicken, fish, lamb, or beef really beautifully.

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What you need:

  • 1 cup of strained Greek yogurt (I used Fage, but there are a few brands out there)
  • 1/2 cucumber peeled
  • 2-3 garlic cloves, minced
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • salt and pepper to taste

Shred your cucumber on a box shredder over some paper towels.  It is important that you soak up some of the water in the cucumber or else your tzatziki will be really watery.

Pat the top of the cucumber with more paper towel and you will see it soak through.  I would do this a couple of times to get as much of the water out of the cucumber as possible.

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Mix together your yogurt, cucumber, minced garlic, and lemon juice, and season with salt and pepper.

That is all you need.  Some people will tell you to add dill or other spices, but this is the perfect flavor balance without overpowering the tart yogurt and lemon juice or the sweet cucumber.

Enjoy!

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