Tzatziki Sauce

by Her Happy Balance on December 10, 2012

Have you ever watched My Big Fat Greek Wedding and wished Toula’s aunt would offer to make YOU lamb? Oh…was that just me? It can be hard to find an authentic Greek restaurant around my neck of the woods, but sometimes I just have that craving! This is a simple and healthy way I like to satisfy my Greek food needs:

Tzatziki Sauce:

1 cup Greek yogurt, strained

1 cup fat free sour cream

1 tablespoon fresh dill

Juice from 1 half lemon

3 tablespoons olive oil

3 cloves garlic, minced

Two cucumbers, peeled and seeded

Salt and pepper to taste

Peel the cucumbers and then cut them in half lengthwise and use a spoon to scoop out the seeds. Sprinkle salt over the cucumbers and let them sit on paper towels for a little while (15-30 mins). In doing this, the salt draws the water out of the cucumbers…we don’t want any watered down version of tzatziki! In the meantime you can strain your yogurt. Do this with cheese cloth, a mesh strainer, even a coffee filter would do the trick. If straining the yogurt seems like too much of a chore, go ahead and just skip this step, the taste and consistency will be slightly different though. Put all ingredients in food processor and process away! The sauce should have the same consistency throughout. Let the finished project chill in the fridge for at least 2 hours prior to serving. Trust me, the sauce gets better and better the longer the ingredients are allowed to mingle together…you know, kind of like a party.

Warning: this recipe makes A LOT of sauce. But it’s a sauce that is great to have around the house! Dip pita and carrots into it for a snack or use it as a mayonnaise replacement on sandwiches.

Thoughts??

What type of food cravings do you get?

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