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Tzatziki Dip December 27, 2012

Filed under: Miscellaneous,Recipes — relaxattranquility @ 12:42 pm
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        2 cups Greek Yogurt
        1 large Hothouse or English Cucumber (or 2 medium cukes)
        1 tbs. and 1/2 tsp. (Kosher) Salt
        Pinch (1/4 tsp.) Fresh Ground Black Pepper
        2 tsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
        1 tsp. White Wine Vinegar
        2 ounces (tbs.) Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice (reconstituted is OK in a pinch)
        2 Garlic Cloves, Finely Minced
        2 tsp. Minced Fresh Dill Weed (no stalks)
        2 tsp. Minced Fresh Mint Leaves (optional and Instead of Dill)

Tzatziki

          Peel cucumber(s). Cut in half lengthwise. If not English/hothouse, use a small spoon to scrape out and discard seeds. Grate the cukes, toss with 1 tbsp.

Kosher salt

        , put it in a strainer, set it over a bowl, and refrigerate for at least one hour, so a lot of the cukes’ water drains out.

Put yogurt in a large bowl. Squeeze as much liquid from the cukes as you can; pat dry lightly in a couple of pieces of paper towel to remove more liquid; add it to a small bowl and whisk in vinegar, lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, dill (or mint), 1/2 tsp. Kosher salt, and pepper. Mix together well. Add to yogurt. Mix well. This can be served immediately; however, it is traditionally served after having chilled well and allowing a few hours for the flavors to blend. Dip in or stuff veggies, use chips, pita bread, be creative and enjoy! Serves about 12 (2 tbsp. per serving).

 

 
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