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Tzatziki

Photo: Johnny Autry; Styling: Mary Clayton Carl
Total time 10 mins
Yield Serves 4 (serving size: 3 tablespoons)
Taste and Texture: Yogurt sauce with a Greek accent: chunky from grated cukes, fragrant from dill, and pungent from fresh garlic. Try with: Beef, lamb, or chicken kebabs; pita sandwiches or burgers; crudités or baked pita chips.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup plain low-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup grated peeled English cucumber
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
  • 2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced

Nutrition Information

  • calories 36
  • fat 1 g
  • satfat 0.8 g
  • monofat 0.0 g
  • polyfat 0.0 g
  • protein 4.4 g
  • carbohydrate 2.7 g
  • fiber 0.1 g
  • cholesterol 3 mg
  • iron 0.1 mg
  • sodium 162 mg
  • calcium 50 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl.

Cook's Notes

Avoid garlic cloves with green sprouts inside—they'll be bitter. Be sure to reach for Greek yogurt to achieve the creamiest texture.