TzatzikiCuisinart Original Recipe
The Greek cousin of raita, this sauce benefits from time in the refrigerator
so the flavors can develop. For a thicker consistency, drain the yogurt
in the refrigerator overnight.
2 cups plain yogurt
8 ounces English cucumber, shredded and squeezed dry
2 garlic cloves, peeled and finely chopped
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
¼ teaspoon lemon zest
large pinch kosher salt
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh dill
1. Line a fine mesh strainer with 1 to 2 paper coffee filters and position it over a bowl. Fill the paper-lined strainer with the yogurt and drain for 1 hour.
2. Remove yogurt from liner and put in a bowl with remaining ingredients. Stir to combine and chill in refrigerator until ready to serve. Adjust seasoning as desired.
ServingsMakes about 1¾ cups
Nutritional information per serving (2 tablespoons):
Calories 32 (32% from fat) • carb. 3g • pro. 2g
• fat 1g • sat. fat 1g • chol. 5mg • sod. 70mg
• calc. 71mg • fiber 0g
This recipe can be prepared using the following Cuisinart® products:
Electronic Yogurt Maker with Automatic Cooling
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