Tzatziki Sauce II

Tzatziki Sauce II

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"This is a Greek yogurt sauce made with cucumbers and fresh mint. It's perfect for gyros, dipping raw vegetables, etc. Combine chopped onion with the mixture if desired. Low-fat or nonfat yogurt may be used."
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Ingredients

6 h servings 15 cals
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Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 15 kcal
  • < 1%
  • Fat:
  • 0.3 g
  • < 1%
  • Carbs:
  • 1.8g
  • < 1%
  • Protein:
  • 1.2 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 1 mg
  • < 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 63 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
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  1. Use a cheese cloth to strain the yogurt over a bowl for 3 to 4 hours, until most of the water has drained.
  2. Press excess liquid out of the shredded cucumber. In a medium bowl, stir together the cucumber and strained yogurt. Mix in the garlic, salt, pepper and mint. Chill the mixture for 1 to 2 hours.

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Most helpful positive review

This was excellent. I made some very small changes. First, I used reduced fat yogurt. In a mini processor, I added half the amount of salt and pepper, 10 lemon drops, 2 large garlic cloves, 2 go...

Most helpful critical review

Has potential, but this is way too minty for my crowd's taste.

This was excellent. I made some very small changes. First, I used reduced fat yogurt. In a mini processor, I added half the amount of salt and pepper, 10 lemon drops, 2 large garlic cloves, 2 go...

I have always thought I made a great gyros sauce, but after I made this recipe, I threw mine away. I don't know if it's the mint because no one else had it in the other recipes or the yogurt. Th...

Wonderful and very authentic (I have been to Greece, and frequent Greek restaurants where I live). I served this on pita bread with Souvlaki from this site. I would highly recommend using the ...

This recipe is fantastic and even easier if you use Greek yogurt and a food processor! I put the Greek yogurt in the processor along with the salt, pepper, crushed garlic, and 1/2 cup whole mint...

This had really great flavor, and the best combination of ingredients of the tzatziki recipes on this site. However, the prep time could be seriously reduced if one used real Greek yogurt (like ...

Excellent! I didn't have cheese cloth so strained with a paper coffee filter. Subbed 1/2 tsp dried mint for fresh. Every one loved it with the Pork Souvlaki recipe from this site.

I added half of a fresh squeezed lemon and a pinch of sugar. This is a wonderful recipe. Also I skinned and chopped my english cucumber and left it in a strainer with a little salt sprinkled on ...

Very good. I made this to go with Moroccan Lamb Kabobs (also from this site.) I too strained the yogurt using a coffee filter. It worked really well, and I was AMAZED at how much water dribbled ...

I bought small seedless cucumbers, I sliced them & put in food processor as well as garlic.Combined it with greek yogurt & added a dash of lemon juice & a few dashes of dried dill also used drie...