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    Debbie Chadwick's Note:

    After visiting Greece I tried many recipes for Tzatziki and just couldn't get that thick Greek yogurt consistency. This recipe from Cooking Light is just what I have been looking for!

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    1. 1
      Line a colander with coffee filters and place it in a large bowl.
    2. 2
      Put the yogurt into the colander cover with wrap and let the yogurt sit in the fridge overnight (8-12 hours).
    3. 3
      Discard liquid and spoon your nice thick yogurt into a large bowl.
    4. 4
      Cover and refrigerate.
    5. 5
      Put grated cucumber in a sieve and sprinkle with 1/2 tsp of the salt.
    6. 6
      Mix well and let sit for 20 minutes.
    7. 7
      Then squeeze until as dry as possible (blot with a paper towel).
    8. 8
      Mix the cucumber, 1/4 tsp salt, mint, pepper, garlic and olive oil with the yogurt.
    9. 9
      Let sit for several hours so that the flavors can blend.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on September 05, 2009


    • on November 05, 2008


      I am making this one for the second time, I love it, it is fresh, delicious and healthy! Nice to bring to work for parties! Marie Conny, Buffalo NY

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    • on June 05, 2006


      Terrific tzatziki, Debbie-- we enjoyed this very much. I added about a tablespoon of fresh dill weed in addition to the mint. Nice complement to gyros, and I suspect it'll be good with salmon too. I didn't think about making this far enough in advance to drain the yogurt overnight, so I wrapped it in cheesecloth, and manually squeezed as much liquid out as possible. I also used my ricer to squeeze the heck out of the shredded cucumber. Seemed to do the trick. Thanks for posting!

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    Nutritional Facts for Tzatziki

    Serving Size: 1 (1096 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 54.2
    Calories from Fat 11
    Total Fat 1.2 g
    Saturated Fat 0.2 g
    Cholesterol 1.4 mg
    Sodium 199.8 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 6.4 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.1 g
    Sugars 5.8 g
    Protein 4.3 g

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