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    Greek Tzatziki Sauce

    Greek Tzatziki Sauce. Photo by Leggy Peggy

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    Total Time:

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    20 mins

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    TasteTester's Note:

    This is a delicious sauce that can be used in many Greek recipes. We like to use it when making gyros, or other Mediterranean recipes that are wrapped in pitas. It tastes just like the sauce we've had in restaurants such as "Hell's" in Tarpon Springs in Florida. It's a funny name, but the restaurant is known for having some of the best Greek food and Greek pastries in Florida.

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    Ingredients:

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Place yogurt in a coffee filter or piece of cheesecloth, and place in a strainer over a dish. Let drain for 2-4 hours in the refrigerator. If using Greek yogurt you do not need to drain it, as it is already a thick consistency.
    2. 2
      Meanwhile, put the chopped or grated cucumber in a tea towel and squeeze to remove liquid. Discard liquid. Sprinkle with 1 teaspoon salt and mix into the cucumber. Set aside 20 minutes. Rinse a little to wash out the extra salt, if you want to. Then squeeze again to express as much liquid as possible.
    3. 3
      Draining the yogurt and cucumber make for a thick and authentic consistency of tzatziki sauce.
    4. 4
      Combine the drained yogurt and cucumber, sour cream, pinch of salt, olive oil, red wine vinegar, mint and garlic. Note: we love garlic, so I tried adding more once. It made for an overpowering and almost bitter taste, so now I stick to only 1 clove.
    5. 5
      Place sauce in the refrigerator for 1 hour or more to meld flavors. Stir before serving. The sauce can be stored in the refrigerator for up to one week. Makes 1 1/4 cups.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on July 25, 2011

      55

      Yummy! We ate it on everything!

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    • on January 06, 2010

      55

      Absolutely love this tzatziki sauce recipe. Just what I was looking for! Will use this recipe many more times in the future. We preferred this recipe over others. Thanks for sharing!!!

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    • on January 04, 2010

      35

      Hmmm....while I did like this sauce on Gyro's, the flavors did not seem well balanced. I thought that the garlic was a too strong for me (maybe my clove of garlic was too large) and I thought that the greek yogurt was perhaps too tangy for my personal taste. I have never used greek yogurt before and was surprised at how tangy it really it.

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    Nutritional Facts for Greek Tzatziki Sauce

    Serving Size: 1 (120 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 117.9
     
    Calories from Fat 90
    76%
    Total Fat 10.0 g
    15%
    Saturated Fat 3.7 g
    18%
    Cholesterol 15.7 mg
    5%
    Sodium 41.2 mg
    1%
    Total Carbohydrate 4.9 g
    1%
    Dietary Fiber 0.2 g
    0%
    Sugars 4.0 g
    16%
    Protein 2.7 g
    5%

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