Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Tzatziki Dressing (Cucumber Yogurt Sauce)

This Greek style sauce is a flavorful blend of Greek yogurt, cucumber, lemon, and garlic. It is a very versatile recipe that can be used as a salad dressing, a dip for veggies and pita chips, or as a sauce perfect for dipping chicken, lamb or beef. Tzatziki sauce is the star in many of my favorite recipes. I use it as a sauce on my gyro burgers, as a dressing on my Greek salad with roasted eggplant, and drizzled atop my Mediterranean pizza. It is fat free, yet full of flavor. Definitely worth a try.

1 Cup fat-free Greek Yogurt
1/3 Cup Cucumber
Juice of half a Lemon
1/2 teaspoon grated Garlic
1/4 Teaspoon Kosher Salt
5 to 7 turns freshley Cracked Black Pepper

In a small mixing bowl combine yogurt, lemon juice, salt, and Pepper. Grate cucumber and garlic directly into yogurt mixture. Stir dressing until completely combined. For best results, refridgerate for one hour prior to serving so that flavors can fully merry.

Servings: 5 (1/4 cup per serving)
Additional Suggestions:
Fresh herbs are commonly added to Tzatziki Sauce. Try 1 or 2 tablespoons chopped dill, mint, or basil