Friday, January 7, 2011 | By: Fiona

Delicious Tzatziki

Servings: 8 • Serving Size: 1/4 cups
Calories: 17.8 Fat: 0 g Protein: 2.6 g Carb: 1.7 g Fiber: 0.1 g   

  • 2 cups Yogurt cheese - Large container fat free yogurt strained of liquid makes 2 cups of yogurt cheese  
  • 1 large cucumber, peeled and seeded, grated and drained of all liquid
  • 2 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp fresh dill, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp fresh chives, chopped (optional)
  • 4 tsp extra virgin olive oil
Strain the yogurt using a metal strainer or a coffee filter for a few hours to remove as much liquid as possible. Set aside or overnight in fridge to drain covered.
Scoop seeds out of the cucumber with a small spoon Grate with a cheese grater. Drain the liquid from the cucumber in a metal strainer sprinkle with a little salt (this helps release the liquid). You may want to use the back of a spoon to help squeeze out any excess liquid. You can also squeeze over sink in a clean kitchen towel or cheese cloth.

Combine strained cucumber, garlic, yogurt, salt, pepper, lemon juice, dill, and optional chives & oil and refrigerate for a few hours before serving. best overnight to let taste blend together.

Once ingredients are combined transfer back into Original yogurt container and date expiry for 1 week.
Makes about 3 cups. Store in refrigerator for about a week.

This is one of my staples. I love Tzatziki. Great on salads, chicken, wraps, burgers, fish, the list goes on. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!


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