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Old 06-07-2012, 04:17 PM   #1
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Tzatziki (Greek Cucumber and Yogurt Sauce)

Tzatziki

3 cups plain yogurt, or 2 cups plain Greek yogurt (preferred)
1 medium cucumber, peeled, seeded and shredded
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tbsp. olive oil
1 tbsp. white vinegar
1 tbsp. fresh dill, minced fine
1 tsp. fresh mint, cut into chiffonade
1/2 tsp. salt or to taste

If using regular yogurt, place yogurt in a cheesecloth-lined sieve over a bowl; put bowl, covered, in the refrigerator for 1 hour to drain excess liquid. If using Greek yogurt, this step is not necessary.

Shred cucumber and let sit in food processor or in a sieve over a bowl for about 10 minutes, to drain the liquid.

In a large bowl, combine yogurt, garlic, oil, vinegar, herbs and salt. Add cucumber and mix well. Place in a serving dish, cover and refrigerate for at least two hours, to allow the flavors to mingle and make friends.

Serve with Greek or Middle-Eastern meatballs or grilled chicken, or as a dip with pita chips and veggie dippers.
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Old 06-07-2012, 04:30 PM   #2
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Let us not forget the gyro sandwich and souvlaki...I love me some tzatziki sauce!
Thanks for the recipe!
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Old 06-07-2012, 05:31 PM   #3
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Perfect! Thanks GG, going out to snip dill and mint now!
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Let us not forget the gyro sandwich and souvlaki...I love me some tzatziki sauce!
Thanks for the recipe!
Yup, thanks for the reminder!
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Tzatziki

3 cups plain yogurt, or 2 cups plain Greek yogurt (preferred)
1 medium cucumber, peeled, seeded and shredded
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tbsp. olive oil
1 tbsp. white vinegar
1 tbsp. fresh dill, minced fine
1 tsp. fresh mint, cut into chiffonade
1/2 tsp. salt or to taste

If using regular yogurt, place yogurt in a cheesecloth-lined sieve over a bowl; put bowl, covered, in the refrigerator for 1 hour to drain excess liquid. If using Greek yogurt, this step is not necessary.

Shred cucumber and let sit in food processor or in a sieve over a bowl for about 10 minutes, to drain the liquid.

In a large bowl, combine yogurt, garlic, oil, vinegar, herbs and salt. Add cucumber and mix well. Place in a serving dish, cover and refrigerate for at least two hours, to allow the flavors to mingle and make friends.

Serve with Greek or Middle-Eastern meatballs or grilled chicken, or as a dip with pita chips and veggie dippers.
Looks yummy, thanks for sharing.
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Old 06-07-2012, 06:48 PM   #6
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Thanks so much for the post because, let's keep this between us, my wife needs a replacement tzatziki sauce recipe.
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Old 06-07-2012, 07:31 PM   #7
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Having Moussaka in the next few days. Will check how your recipe compares with what we have made in the past!
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Old 06-07-2012, 07:36 PM   #8
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I'm going to make some to go with the dolmadas! Thanks for reminding me. I can't wait to make it using Greek yogurt. The last time I made this, I used Balkan-style yogurt.
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Old 06-08-2012, 10:21 AM   #9
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Buonasera,

Tzatziki, one of my all time favorite Greek accompaniments ... I had posted my recipe in the Ethnic Section in January or February, however, it is quite similar to your´s and Kadesma´s ...

450 Ml. Strained Greek Yogurt
1 peeled cucumber grated
3 cloves minced garlic
1 1/2 tsp. Red Wine Vinegar or White Wine Vinegar
salt to taste
3 Tblsps. Evoo
1 1/2 each tblsps. of Fresh Dill and Fresh Mint Herb

I serve mine with Kalamata Greek Olives and warm oven Pita ...

Have a lovely evening.
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Old 06-08-2012, 03:05 PM   #10
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My recipe comes from an old Jeff Smith cookbook-The Frugal Gourmet.
1 pint yogurt 1 unpeeled cucumber, chopped fine (I use the hothouse cuke)1 large clove of garlic, crushed ,1/2 cup of good olive oiljuice of 1/2 a lemon ,1 tsp. salt.

Add all ingred to the yogurt mix well with a fork. Place in serving dish and top with chopped parsley. Refrigerate for a few hours.

This is delicious and easy.
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I'm going to have to make some myself now I love this stuff. Will have to send DH to the store for pita bread.
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Old 06-10-2012, 12:32 PM   #12
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Good Idea Got Garlic ... and it is very healthy too ...

Have nice Wkend.
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Old 06-30-2012, 08:01 PM   #13
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Tzatziki

3 cups plain yogurt, or 2 cups plain Greek yogurt (preferred)
1 medium cucumber, peeled, seeded and shredded
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tbsp. olive oil
1 tbsp. white vinegar
1 tbsp. fresh dill, minced fine
1 tsp. fresh mint, cut into chiffonade
1/2 tsp. salt or to taste

If using regular yogurt, place yogurt in a cheesecloth-lined sieve over a bowl; put bowl, covered, in the refrigerator for 1 hour to drain excess liquid. If using Greek yogurt, this step is not necessary.

Shred cucumber and let sit in food processor or in a sieve over a bowl for about 10 minutes, to drain the liquid.

In a large bowl, combine yogurt, garlic, oil, vinegar, herbs and salt. Add cucumber and mix well. Place in a serving dish, cover and refrigerate for at least two hours, to allow the flavors to mingle and make friends.

Serve with Greek or Middle-Eastern meatballs or grilled chicken, or as a dip with pita chips and veggie dippers.
This sounds really nice, thank you for sharing
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Old 07-01-2012, 04:44 AM   #14
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Buon Giorno,

Have enjoyed all the variations on the Greek classic dip TZATZIKI ...

I have made it with cow Greek Yogurt, goat Greek Yogurt and sheep Greek Yogurt ... It is quite a regular item for us ... We enjoy it for Breakfast with Unbleached Whole meal or whole wheat Pita Toasted ... and an Iced Espresso ...

Have a lovely July 1st, Canada Day and July 4th,
Ciao, Margi.
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Old 11-21-2012, 07:15 AM   #15
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Althought we Greeks don't eat it for breakfast!we use more than one clove of garlic!too strong for breakfast!
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Old 11-21-2012, 01:25 PM   #16
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Tzatziki has become a new staple at my house. I put it on everything from baked potato's, scrambled eggs, chili's, as trade out for mayo on sandwhiches. Excellent stuff! I made the fatal mistake of using non-fat yogurt last time I made it. It was horrid. Must use yogurt with some fat content.
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I had this on an omelet last weekend. It was really good. I'll have to see if I can pull off the recipe.
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Good idea, I think this would taste lovely on an omelette Jab
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Tzatziki (Greek Cucumber and Yogurt Sauce) Tzatziki 3 cups plain yogurt, or 2 cups plain Greek yogurt (preferred) 1 medium cucumber, peeled, seeded and shredded 1 clove garlic, minced 1 tbsp. olive oil 1 tbsp. white vinegar 1 tbsp. fresh dill, minced fine 1 tsp. fresh mint, cut into chiffonade 1/2 tsp. salt or to taste If using regular yogurt, place yogurt in a cheesecloth-lined sieve over a bowl; put bowl, covered, in the refrigerator for 1 hour to drain excess liquid. If using Greek yogurt, this step is not necessary. Shred cucumber and let sit in food processor or in a sieve over a bowl for about 10 minutes, to drain the liquid. In a large bowl, combine yogurt, garlic, oil, vinegar, herbs and salt. Add cucumber and mix well. Place in a serving dish, cover and refrigerate for at least two hours, to allow the flavors to mingle and make friends. Serve with Greek or Middle-Eastern meatballs or grilled chicken, or as a dip with pita chips and veggie dippers. 3 stars 1 reviews
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