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Appetizers, Recipes

Consume Yourself: Tzatziki Sauce

Tzatziki Sauce

 

I’ve always been a fan of Tzatziki Sauce. There’s something about this cool, creamy mix of sour cream, cucumber, herbs and spices that gets my taste buds kicking.

I’m also a fan of making foods I love a bit healthier. So I came up with my own version of Tzatziki Sauce that’s a little less fattening. I swap the sour cream for low-fat Greek yogurt. It may not be as thick as traditional Tzatziki Sauce but it’s still delicious and flavorful.

It’s great on gyros or used as a dip with veggies or pita chips.

 

WHAT YOU NEED:

– 2 cups Low-Fat Plain Greek Yogurt (We prefer Cabot brand.)

– 1/2 of a large Cucumber

– 1 tsp fresh Dill, chopped

– 5 Garlic Cloves

– 1/2 of a Lemon

– 1 tsp Olive Oil

– A dash of Salt

– A dash of Ground Black Pepper

 

LET’S BEGIN:

Gather ingredients.

Tzatziki Ingredients

 

Place Greek yogurt in a large mixing bowl. Set aside.

Greek Yogurt in Bowl

 

Dice cucumber very finely.

Dice Cucumber

 

Add cucumber to mixing bowl.

Add Cucumber To Bowl

 

Crush garlic with garlic press. If you don’t have a garlic press (like us), chop garlic very finely.

Crush Garlic

 

Also add garlic to mixing bowl.

Add Garlic To Bowl

 

Juice the lemon directly into the mixing bowl.

Juice Lemon

 

Sprinkle enough salt and pepper, to taste, in the mixing bowl.

Sprinkle In Salt And Pepper

 

Add dill to mixing bowl. (We used dill from a squeeze bottle, however, I prefer to use fresh chopped dill.)

Adding Dill

 

Add olive oil to mixing bowl.

Adding Olive Oil

 

Stir all ingredients together.

All Ingredients In Bowl

 

Stir Together Ingredients

 

You can serve after all ingredients are combined. But for best results, I like to let the sauce sit in the refrigerator for an hour or so.

Final Tzatziki

 

Tzatziki Sauce is quick and easy crowd-pleaser. Serve along side a bowl of pita chips and you’ve got a healthy appetizer that everyone will rave about!

We also love to drizzle it on top of Kerri’s Homemade Chickpea Burgers – it gives them a Mediterranean flare. (P.S. – if Chickpea Burgers sound intriguing to you, they’ll be featured in a future blog!)

Hope you all find many ways to enjoy my Tzatziki Sauce!

– Jessica

 

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