Tzatziki Sauce

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Tzatziki Sauce

Tzatziki Sauce

Tzatziki Sauce


½ cucumber, peeled and finely shredded

½ teaspoon salt

¼ cup olive oil

1 cup Greek yogurt

2 lemons, zested and juiced

2 cloves garlic, minced

½ teaspoon ground cumin

¼ cup chopped flat-leaf parsley

2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint leaves (optional)

salt and pepper to taste


Place cucumber into a strainer and add salt. Allow to sit at room temperature over a bowl for about 15-20 minutes to remove as much liquid from the cucumber as possible. Press the cucumber with the back of a spoon to press out any additional liquids.

Add cucumber, yogurt, lemon juice and zest, cumin, parsley, and mint to the container of a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth.

Taste and add salt and pepper as needed.

Pour into a bowl, wrap with plastic and refrigerate until ready to serve, but recommended for at least one hour.

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