Tzatziki Sauce (Cucumber Sauce for Gyros)
ready in: 1-2 hrs
serves/makes: 3 cups
recipe id: 14951
This is a traditional sauce served on lamb or beef gyro sandwiches but can also be used as a dip.
2 cups plain yogurt
2 teaspoons pureed garlic
1 teaspoon salt
2 cucumbers, peeled, seeded, grated ( use large holes on grater)
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
2 teaspoons olive oil
Drain yogurt for 1 hour in cheesecloth lined strainer.
In bowl, combine yogurt, garlic, and half the salt.
Sprinkle remaining salt on grated cucumbers, drain for 10-15 minutes.
Add drained cucumbers to yogurt.
Drizzle with olive oil, mix well.
This is wonderful with salads, as a dip with crackers. It is a Greek recipe.
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