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Tzatziki Sauce

  • Yield: 2 Cups


  • 1 large cucumber, peeled, sliced in half and seeded, and finely chopped
  • Salt
  • 1 1/2 cups full fat Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 ½ teaspoons fresh lemon juice or white wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh dill or oregano leaves
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • Salt and cayenne pepper, to taste


  • Put the cucumber in a strainer set over a bowl. Sprinkle with 1/8 teaspoon salt and allow to drain for 1 hour. Put the yogurt in another fine-mesh strainer set over a bowl and drain for 1 hour. Combine the cucumber and yogurt in a bowl with the remaining ingredients and stir well. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

    Cover and chill for at least 1 hour before serving.

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