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Tzatziki Sauce (Cucumber Sauce for Gyros)

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Rating: 4/5 4 stars
1 review

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.

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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.

cook's notes

This is wonderful with salads, as a dip with crackers. It is a Greek recipe.

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10 calories, 1 grams fat, 1 grams carbohydrates, 0 grams protein per tablespoon. This recipe is low in sodium.
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REVIEW: recipe rating
I used 1/4 tsp black pepper as I was afraid it would be too much. It was a thin sauce, should I maybe have used greek yogurt which is thicker? Or maybe my cucumbers were too watery. It was too thin to be a dip and I was out of yogurt so I added some thick sour cream which made it easier to dip.