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Classic Tzatziki

Photo: Jan Smith
Yield

14 servings (serving size: 2 tablespoons)

A traditional Greek dip and gyro condiment, this tzatziki recipe also makes a tasty topping for sandwiches and even hamburgers. Serve with pita wedges or crudités, on baked sweet potatoes, with lamb sausage, or with shredded chicken in a pita.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup grated seeded peeled cucumber
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup plain fat-free yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh dill
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced

Nutrition Information

  • calories 9
  • caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
  • fat 0.0 g
  • satfat 0.0 g
  • monofat 0.0 g
  • polyfat 0.0 g
  • protein 0.8 g
  • carbohydrate 1.8 g
  • fiber 0.1 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 0.0 mg
  • sodium 72 mg
  • calcium 24 mg

How to Make It

  1. Place cucumber on several layers of paper towels; sprinkle with 1/8 teaspoon salt. Let stand 30 minutes.

  2. Combine cucumber, yogurt, and remaining ingredients, stirring until well blended. Refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving.