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    Cucumber Sauce for Gyros

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    2 hrs 15 mins

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    Tom Collins's Note:

    I tried different sauces but didn't find the taste I was looking for so I threw some stuff together and I was very happy with the results. If you try it and tweak it, let me know. I edited the recipe after reading the great suggestions.

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    1. 1
      Put the cucumber into a colander and sprinkle with a little salt.
    2. 2
      Let rest for 10-15 minutes to allow extra juices to escape the cucumber.
    3. 3
      Gently squeeze the cucumber in a paper or cloth towel.
    4. 4
      Put everything a bowl and mix well (I don't rinse the cucumber).
    5. 5
      Add salt and pepper to taste.
    6. 6
      Refrigerate for a couple of hours prior to using (if you have time).
    7. 7
      A turn or two in the food processor would yield a nice smooth sauce.
    8. 8
      Good on anything, especially Gyros.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 14, 2009


      I just tried this sauce to go with some gyros I made and it is really a wonderful sauce. I am leaving a review because I wanted to share a tip for the sauce that I ended up using. Being that it is winter, I could not find a decent cucumber in our local store, but I do grow the herb called "salad brunet". It is not a well known herb, but when it is fully mature, the leaves, that look like parsley, taste like cucumbers. I substituted 1/4 cup of the chopped leaves instead of the cukes and no one could tell it did not have real cukes in it!!! I think this is a great substitution until I can get the garden up and running again, as I do like the chunkiness of real cukes.

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    • on October 03, 2013


      This is a great sauce and very close to what I get at my local restaurant. Very important to let cucumber rest or the sauce will be loose and runny.

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    • on November 17, 2013


      This sauce is delicious. My husband loves it on his gyros! I agree with is crucial to get rid of as much cucumber juice as possible. <br/>TIP: I food processed the cucumber first and then let it sit in mesh strainer...alot of water drained out quickly! And then I had enough cucumber juice to make some cucumber water.

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    Nutritional Facts for Cucumber Sauce for Gyros

    Serving Size: 1 (95 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 62.1
    Calories from Fat 43
    Total Fat 4.8 g
    Saturated Fat 2.2 g
    Cholesterol 10.3 mg
    Sodium 81.0 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 4.5 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.4 g
    Sugars 2.1 g
    Protein 0.9 g

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