Tzatziki Sauce

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1 cup (serving size: 2 tablespoons)


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1 cup finely chopped seeded peeled cucumber
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 (8-ounce) carton plain low-fat yogurt
1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh parsley
1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon olive oil
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1 garlic clove, minced


Place cucumber in a colander over a bowl; sprinkle with salt. Toss gently to coat. Cover and chill 1 hour. Rinse with cold water; drain well. Squeeze until barely moist.

Spoon yogurt onto several layers of heavy-duty paper towels; spread to 1/2-inch thickness. Cover with additional paper towels; let stand 5 minutes. Scrape into a bowl using a rubber spatula.

Combine cucumber, yogurt, parsley, and remaining ingredients in a bowl. Serve with Mother's Souvlakia.

Created date

March 2005

Nutritional Information

Calories 21
Caloriesfromfat 29 %
Fat 0.6 g
Satfat 0.3 g
Monofat 0.2 g
Polyfat 0.0 g
Protein 1.5 g
Carbohydrate 2 g
Fiber 0.1 g
Cholesterol 3 mg
Iron 0.1 mg
Sodium 91 mg
Calcium 53 mg