Cucumber-and-Yogurt Dipping Sauce

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


Makes 3 cups

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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


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.

Spoon yogurt into a bowl, discarding strained liquid.

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.

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


July 2002
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