Tzatziki Sauce

Ingredients for Tzatziki Sauce

  • 1 large cucumber

  • 2 cups greek yogurt, place in cheesecloth & strain for 30-60 minutes

  • 1 garlic clove, peeled

  • 2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest

  • 2 tablespoon dill, finely chopped

  • pinch of coarse salt

Directions for Tzatziki Sauce

  1. Peel the cucumber. Slice the cucumber in half lengthwise. Using a spoon, remove the seeds. Cut cucumber into 4-6 large pieces. Place into a food processor (small hole disc) with the clove of garlic. Pulse a few times until the cucumber is finely shredded. Transfer into a fine mesh strainer and allow the water to drain out. May need to gently press water out with a spatula.

  2. In a medium sized bowl, place the yogurt, shredded cucumber/garlic, dill, lemon juice and zest. Mix together. Add a pinch of salt to taste. Best if served chilled. Garnish with a light drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and a sprinkling of dill.