Tzatziki (Yogurt Cucumber Sauce)
This is a Greek sauce, used on lamb, baked fish, chicken, pork and vegetables. This Tzatziki (Yogurt Cucumber Sauce) makes a great dressing for fresh salads as well.
- 1 cup cultured yogurt
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1/2 medium-sized cucumber, peeled, and thinly sliced
- 4 cloves garlic, pressed
- 2 Tbs. minced fresh mint or 1 Tbs. dried mint, crushed
- 2 Tbs. olive oil
- 1 tsp. lemon juice
- 1/3 tsp. freshly ground pepper
- 1/2 tsp. salt (or more to taste, depending on the sourness of the yogurt)
Mix all the ingredients together gently-do not beat. Allow the mixture to stand for at least 4 hours in the refrigerator. It may be used on any white fish, broiled lamb, pork, chicken, vegetables, most sandwiches made with pita bread and dolmathes (stuffed grape leaves). Makes about 2 -1/2 cups.
Approximate nutrient analysis per 2 Tbs. serving: 45 calories, 4 g fat, 2 g saturated fat, 5 mg cholesterol, 70 mg. sodium, 2 g carbohydrate, 0 g fiber, 1 g sugar, 1 g protein