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Tzatziki Sauce

Tzatziki Sauce

Ingredients (9)

  • 1/2 medium English cucumber, peeled
  • 7 ounces whole-milk Greek yogurt (scant 1 cup)
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh mint leaves
  • 1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 medium garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
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Nutritional Information
  • Calories102
  • Fat5.44g
  • Saturated fat3.32g
  • Trans fat
  • Carbs6.86g
  • Fiber0.73g
  • Sugar4.38g
  • Protein7.96g
  • Cholesterol13.2mg
  • Sodium49.88mg
  • Nutritional Analysis per serving (2 servings) Powered by

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Tzatziki sauce is a Greek classic, a refreshing cucumber-yogurt sauce that’s both condiment and dip. In this recipe the yogurt isn’t strained, so the sauce is a bit more fluid than the standard version. Serve it as a dip with vegetable crudités and pita triangles, with poached seafood, or on grilled salmon burgers.

What to buy: Greek yogurt has less whey than regular yogurt, so it’s thick and creamy. We like the Fage brand.

This recipe was part of our feature on Salmon Burgers and 5 Tasty Ways to Top Them.

Instructions

  1. 1Grate the cucumber on the large holes of a box grater. Run a knife over the grated cucumber until it’s fine in texture, but not totally minced. Mound the cucumber in the center of a clean kitchen towel, then twist the towel to squeeze out as much moisture as you can.
  2. 2Place the cucumber in a medium bowl. Add the yogurt, herbs, lemon juice, garlic, and cumin, season with salt and pepper, and mix well. Refrigerate for 1 hour or overnight to meld the flavors before serving.
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