Tzatziki

I have several beautiful sisters.  One of them is named Becca.  We share quite a few things in common.  Among them . . . eating delicious food that is healthy!  She is a great cook and is constantly passing along her delicious, healthy recipes to me.  I am EVER so thankful because I usually know that if she loved it, then I’m gonna love it!  This is one of the gems she passed my way.  This Greek sauce tastes so fresh, cool, creamy, and tangy!  It’s flavored with dill, cucumber, and garlic and is the perfect compliment to SO many things!  I’ve found it to be a great substitute for mayo on sandwiches, it’s great in pita sandwiches or wraps, it compliments grilled meats like a champ (wait until you see tomorrow’s post!), etc.  It’s also commonly served as a side dish with pita bread triangles or veggies for dipping.  As you can see, it really can be used for SO many things.  I love to make up a batch and constantly pull it out at every meal because I just KNOW I will want some.  You will want to prepare this within an hour of serving time to prevent it from becoming watery.  Greek yogurt is thicker and creamier than other yogurt (so, don’t substitute).  I have found the dip/sauce to stay at a decent consistency for up to 24 hours.

Tzatziki
Recipe courtesy of my sister, Becca

1 cup grated peeled English cucumber (about 1medium)
1 cup plain fat-free Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 garlic clove, minced
1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice

Pat cucumber dry with paper towels.  Combine cucumber and remaining ingredients in a small bowl; cover and chill 1 hour.

Serves 10.

Nutritional Information (Per Serving = 2 Tbsp.)
Calories:  17
Protein:  1.6g
Carbs:  2.5g
Fat:  0.1g
Fiber:  0.2g

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