Classic Tzatziki

Photo: Jan Smith
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.

Yield:

14 servings (serving size: 2 tablespoons)

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Nutritional 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

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

Preparation

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

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

Note:

Joanne Weir,

September 2005