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Lemon Tzatziki

Lemon Tzakziki

A quick and easy sauce to whip up that pairs great with the whole wheat pitas and herbed lamb burgers that can be found in my previous posts.

Lemon Tzatziki
Recipe Type: Sauce
Cuisine: Greek
Author: My Modern Cookery
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Serves: 4
  • ½ of an English Cucumber
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoons of chopped dill
  • 2 tablespoons of chopped mint
  • 1 8 oz container of Greek Yogurt
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. Using a handheld grater or (preferably) a microplane, grate the ½ cucumber into a medium sized bowl. Follow that up by zesting the lemon and grating the garlic using the same tool. Add in the chopped herbs and greek yogurt. Stir to combine. I used about a ½ teaspoon of salt and ¼ teaspoon of pepper, but definitely add a small amount at first and season to your taste.
Serving size: 4 Calories: 48 Fat: 1.2g Carbohydrates: 3.5g Sugar: 2.4g Sodium: 21mg Protein: 6.1g Cholesterol: 3mg
I would recommend using FAGE yogurt because it has an authentic, thick, Greek yogurt flavor and texture.[br]Classic Tzatziki is a bit more dill heavy, but I prefer a little less in mine. If you are a dill lover than by all means up the dill and lower the mint amounts![br]If you do not use an English cucumber you will need to peel and seed the standard cucumber.


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