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Tzatziki

Updated February 23, 2016

This simple Greek dip makes a good start to a casual meal, served with a selection of cruditès.

Prepare ahead:

The dip can be refrigerated for up to one day; stir before serving. Good with warmed pita bread and a variety of vegetables, such as carrot, celery, fennel, and pepper slices, for dipping

Makes4 servings

Preparation Time10 min

Preparation Time - Text10 mins

CostInexpensive

Easy

Total Timeunder 1 hour

Make Ahead RecipeYes

OccasionCocktail Party, game day

Recipe Coursehors d'oeuvre, tapas/small plates

Five Ingredients or LessYes

Mealdinner, snack

Taste and Texturecreamy, herby, light, tangy

Type of Dishdipping sauce

Ingredients

  • 1 cucumber, peeled and coarsely grated
  • Salt
  • 1½ cups Greek yogurt
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed, or more to taste
  • 2 tbsp chopped dill or mint
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar

Instructions

  1. 1. Put the cucumber in a bowl, sprinkle with salt, and let stand for 30 minutes.

  2. Rinse the cucumber well to remove the excess salt. A handful at a time, squeeze out the excess liquid, putting the cucumber in a bowl.

  3. Add the yogurt and stir. Add the garlic, mint, olive oil, and vinegar and mix well. Cover with plastic wrap and chill until needed.

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