This Greek Tzatziki Dressing Recipe is made with low-fat Greek yogurt instead of the usual mayonnaise and of course we all know that cucumbers are 90% water - so not many calories here. The Greek people sure got this recipe right on. Many Greek people call this recipe a Tzatziki Sauce because they eat it with everything.
Greek Tzatziki Dressing Ingredients:
Greek Tzatziki Recipe Method:
1.Strain the Greek yogurt by placing it in a strainer or a coffee filter for a few hours to allow as much liquid as possible to drain out.
2. Meanwhile, peel the cucumber, slice in half lengthwise and scoop out the seeds with a small spoon. Either use a mini food processor or a box grater to shred the cucumber. Drain the liquid from the cucumber in a strainer and sprinkle with a little salt to help release the liquid. You can use the back of a spoon to help squeeze out the excess liquid.
3. Combine the strained shredded cucumber, garlic, yogurt, lemon juice, dill, and chives.
4. Taste test the dressing recipe - add salt & pepper to your preference.
5. Cover your Greek Tzatziki Dressing and refrigerate for a couple of hours before serving.
Greek Tzatziki Dressing Yield: Makes about 8 servings or 2 cups of Tzatziki dressing. It will keep in the refrigerator for about one week.
Greek Tzatziki Recipe Note:
Greek Tzatziki Dressing or Sauce is always served cold as an accompaniment to food, whether it be salads, vegetables or just bread. Some people even eat it spread on top of their meat.
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