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    Tzatziki. Photo by Sue Lau

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    20 mins

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    Sue Lau's Note:

    An excellent accompaniment to souvlaki or gyros. Tastes best if allowed to sit refrigerated for several hours. You can find Greek style yogurt for this recipe in Greek or Middle Eastern delicatessins, or just feel free to use plain yogurt.

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    1. 1
      Grate cucumbers and allow to drain in a sieve, weighted by a heavy plate, for 15 minutes.
    2. 2
      Wrap grated cucumbers in cheesecloth to squeeze all remaining liquid out.
    3. 3
      Set grated cucumbers in a mixing bowl.
    4. 4
      Place garlic cloves in a mortar and sprinkle with a little salt.
    5. 5
      Grind into a paste and add mixture to cucumbers.
    6. 6
      Whisk together yogurt, vinegar, pepper, mint, and oil.
    7. 7
      Add yogurt mixture to cucumbers and garlic and mix all together thoroughly.
    8. 8
      Refrigerate until needed.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on July 29, 2012


      This is the best Tzatziki recipe I've ever tried! Made it to go with Grilled Greek Chicken Breasts from this recipe -
      Both recipes were fabulous, fast and easy. I absolutely loved the inclusion of red wine vinegar in this recipe. I'll be making this again. Thanks!

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    • on June 25, 2009


      This is a great recipe, and one perfect for gyros. It's easy, and everything can be done 'to taste.' To get all the water out of the cucumbers I grate them on a cheese grater and then squeeze them mercilessly in an old potato ricer. :) This also works well for getting the liquid out of thawed spinach etc., in other recipes where the water is a problem.

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    • on April 06, 2004


      Absolutely fabulous, Sue! Draining the cucumbers is key to having a nice thick result! I used Greek yogurt, and about 3 tablespoons of fresh mint (in place of the dried). We served this over Shaye33's gyro meat in pitas, with sliced red onion, lettuce and tomatoes....MMMMM! Thanks Sue! :)

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    Nutritional Facts for Tzatziki

    Serving Size: 1 (280 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 299.8
    Calories from Fat 194
    Total Fat 21.6 g
    Saturated Fat 7.0 g
    Cholesterol 31.8 mg
    Sodium 117.7 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 18.4 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.8 g
    Sugars 13.9 g
    Protein 9.7 g

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