Thursday, January 21, 2010
Posted by: Maggie
Let me preface this recipe with a disclaimer: I am no expert on Greek food. My experience with tzatziki sauce is limited to the occasional gyro or falafel I get from the food court or deli near my office - experiences which I doubt have left me with an authentic experience.
I will say however, this sauce is delicious and super healthy whether it's authentic or not. There is no source listed because I threw this together myself - if I had the ingredients technically dill and lemon juice should be included as well.
My lunch tomorrow will consist of a pita or two slathered with this stuff and hummus (store bought - I'll post a homemade recipe someday). Make sure you get Greek yogurt, and squeeze the heck out of your cucumbers with a paper towel, otherwise the sauce will be too runny.
What you'll need:
1/2 large cucumber, seeded, diced, and squeezed
1 t extra virgin olive oil
1 clove garlic, crushed and finely minced
8 oz non-fat Greek yogurt
salt, to taste
Mix all ingredients together, and let chill overnight for flavors to meld. Eat with a spoon, or serve with pita, crackers, or vegetables.