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Tzatziki Sauce

Yield 1 cup (serving size: 2 tablespoons)

Ingredients

  • 1 cup finely chopped seeded peeled cucumber
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (8-ounce) carton plain low-fat yogurt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 garlic clove, minced

Nutrition Information

  • calories 21
  • caloriesfromfat 29 %
  • fat 0.6 g
  • satfat 0.3 g
  • monofat 0.2 g
  • polyfat 0.0 g
  • protein 1.5 g
  • carbohydrate 2 g
  • fiber 0.1 g
  • cholesterol 3 mg
  • iron 0.1 mg
  • sodium 91 mg
  • calcium 53 mg

How to Make It

  1. Place cucumber in a colander over a bowl; sprinkle with salt. Toss gently to coat. Cover and chill 1 hour. Rinse with cold water; drain well. Squeeze until barely moist.

  2. Spoon yogurt onto several layers of heavy-duty paper towels; spread to 1/2-inch thickness. Cover with additional paper towels; let stand 5 minutes. Scrape into a bowl using a rubber spatula.

  3. Combine cucumber, yogurt, parsley, and remaining ingredients in a bowl. Serve with Mother's Souvlakia.