Tzatziki Sauce II

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This is a Greek yogurt sauce made with cucumbers and fresh mint. It's perfect for gyros, dipping raw vegetables, etc. Combine chopped onion with the mixture if desired. Low-fat or nonfat yogurt may be used.

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Prep Time:
6 hrs
Total Time:
6 hrs
Servings:
24
Yield:
3 cups

Ingredients

  • 2 cups plain yogurt

  • 2 cloves crushed garlic

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh mint leaves

  • 1 large cucumber - peeled, seeded and shredded

Directions

  1. Use a cheese cloth to strain the yogurt over a bowl for 3 to 4 hours, until most of the water has drained.

  2. Press excess liquid out of the shredded cucumber. In a medium bowl, stir together the cucumber and strained yogurt. Mix in the garlic, salt, pepper and mint. Chill the mixture for 1 to 2 hours.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

15 Calories
0g Fat
2g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 15
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Sodium 63mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 1mg 4%
Calcium 40mg 3%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 67mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.