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Classic Tzatziki

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.

Cooking Light SEPTEMBER 2005

  • Yield: 14 servings (serving size: 2 tablespoons)

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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 9
  • Calories from fat: 0.0%
  • Fat: 0.0g
  • Saturated fat: 0.0g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.0g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.0g
  • Protein: 0.8g
  • Carbohydrate: 1.8g
  • Fiber: 0.1g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
  • Iron: 0.0mg
  • Sodium: 72mg
  • Calcium: 24mg
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