Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Tzatziki Sauce Recipe

Tzatziki Sauce Recipe | Tzatziki is really a cucumber yogurt dill sauce which makes a refreshing dip or perhaps a topper for gyros and pita sandwiches. The sauce is offered chilled or at 70 degrees. Use fresh mint or dill. Prepare yourself to drain the yogurt overnight, Tzatziki Sauce Recipe.

Prep Time: fifteen minutes

Total Time: fifteen minutes

Tzatziki Sauce Recipe Elements :

  • 1 container (16 oz .) plain lowfat yogurt
  • 1/2 British (seedless) cucumber, not peeled, seeded and carefully chopped along with a couple of thin slices
  • 1/1-2 teaspoons salt
  • one to two garlic clove cloves, chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped fresh mint or dill plus additional sprigs
  • 1 Tablespoon extra virgin essential olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dark wine vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper

Tzatziki Sauce Recipe Preparation 

Tzatziki Sauce Recipe


Tzatziki Sauce Recipe | Spoon yogurt into sieve lined with cheesecloth or coffee filter set over bowl cover and refrigerate overnight. Transfer drained yogurt to medium bowl and discard liquid.

Meanwhile, in colander set over bowl, toss chopped cucumber with 1 teaspoon salt. Let drain a minimum of one hour at 70 degrees, or cover and refrigerate as much as 8 hrs. In batches, wrap chopped cucumber in kitchen towel and squeeze to get rid of just as much liquid as you possibly can. Pat dry with sponges, adding to bowl with yogurt.

Tzatziki Sauce Recipe | With flat side of blade, mash garlic clove to some paste with remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt. Add garlic clove, chopped mint or dill, oil, wine vinegar, and pepper to yogurt and stir to mix. Cover and refrigerate a minimum of 2 or as much as 4 hrs. Serve tzatziki sauce chilled or at 70 degrees, capped with cucumber slices and mint sprigs.

Yield: about 1-1/2 cups

Per Tablespoon: about 17 calories, 1 gram protein, 1 gram carb, 1 gram total body fat ( gram saturated), 1 mg cholesterol, 182 mg sodium.
Tzatziki Sauce Recipe


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