Greek Yogurt Cucumber Sauce

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In Greek, this cool, refreshing sauce is known as tzatziki. In America we serve it with stuffed grape leaves and gyro sandwiches.

Difficulty: Easy

Hands-on: 20 minutesTotal: 12 hours 20 minutes

Serves: 16

Ingredients

  • 3 cups plain low-fat yogurt
  • 1 small cucumber, peeled
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1½ tsp. red wine vinegar
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. ground white pepper

Directions

  • Drain the yogurt in a coffee filter or cheesecloth-lined colander set over a larger bowl overnight in the refrigerator to make it thicker.
  • Grate the cucumbers and drain them for about 1 hour. Squeeze the excess water from them with your hands. Put the garlic through a garlic press and then add it to the thickened yogurt along with the cucumbers, olive oil, vinegar, salt, and pepper.
  • Mix well; cover and refrigerate 4 hours to let the flavors come together.

Recipe Information

Serves: 16

Ingredients

  • 3 cups plain low-fat yogurt
  • 1 small cucumber, peeled
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1½ tsp. red wine vinegar
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. ground white pepper

Directions

  • Drain the yogurt in a coffee filter or cheesecloth-lined colander set over a larger bowl overnight in the refrigerator to make it thicker.
  • Grate the cucumbers and drain them for about 1 hour. Squeeze the excess water from them with your hands. Put the garlic through a garlic press and then add it to the thickened yogurt along with the cucumbers, olive oil, vinegar, salt, and pepper.
  • Mix well; cover and refrigerate 4 hours to let the flavors come together.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories30
Total Fat1g
Saturated Fat0g
Cholesterol0mg
Sodium65mg
Total Carbohydrate3g
Dietary Fiber0g
Sugars2g
Protein2g