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Cucumber-and-Yogurt Dipping Sauce

Yield Makes 3 cups
This Greek-style cucumber and yogurt dipping sauce is based on the classic Greek dip tzatziki.

Ingredients

  • 1 (16-ounce) container plain yogurt
  • 1 large cucumber, peeled, seeded, and diced
  • 2 to 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup minced sweet onion
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon fresh or 1 teaspoon dried dill
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Garnish: fresh dill sprigs

How to Make It

  1. Line a mesh strainer with a paper coffee filter or paper towel. Spoon yogurt into filter, and place strainer over a bowl. Cover with plastic wrap, and chill 4 hours.

  2. Spoon yogurt into a bowl, discarding strained liquid.

  3. Stir in diced cucumber and next 7 ingredients. Cover and chill yogurt mixture until ready to serve. Garnish, if desired. Serve with pita chips and fresh vegetables.

  4. Note: The sauce may also be served as a spread for tomato or roast beef sandwiches.