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Herbal Cucumber Tzatziki Sauce

Quick Herbal Tzatziki Sauce

This Creamy Yogurt Sauce is light, tangy and zesty with herbal notes. Cucumbers are quickly salted, then patted dry and added to the mix.

Herbal Cucumber Tzatziki Sauce
Herbal Cucumber Tzatziki Sauce – a great dip for pita and naan breads – and wonderful dolloped over poached salmon                                       
Herbal Cucumber Tzatziki Sauce

Quick Herbal Tzatziki Sauce

This Creamy Yogurt Sauce is light, tangy and zesty with herbal notes. Cucumbers are quickly salted, then patted dry and added to the mix.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 8 makes about 1 cup
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Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup strained yogurt regular or greek
  • 1 teaspoon fresh garlic finely grated or minced
  • 1/2 cup cucumbers 1/4" dice
  • 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon scallions greens cut into fine rings
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh mint minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon pink peppercorns ground
  • 1/4 teaspoon sumac
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lime or lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil (optional)

Instructions

  • Add cucumbers to a small bowl with the salt; rub in. Let stand 10 minutes, then add to a paper towel and squeeze dry.
  • Add cucumbers and all of the ingredients to a small bowl and mix well.
    Refrigerate, covered to blend the flavors. Taste for seasonings. Add EVOO if you like.

Notes

This recipe may not be reproduced without the consent of its author, Karen Sheer.
COURSE: Condiment
CUISINE: Greek, Middle eastern
KEYWORDS: Herbal Tzatziki Sauce
Nutrition Facts
Quick Herbal Tzatziki Sauce
Amount per Serving
Calories
23
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
1
g
2
%
Saturated Fat
 
1
g
6
%
Trans Fat
 
1
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Cholesterol
 
1
mg
0
%
Sodium
 
44
mg
2
%
Potassium
 
49
mg
1
%
Carbohydrates
 
1
g
0
%
Fiber
 
1
g
4
%
Sugar
 
1
g
1
%
Protein
 
2
g
4
%
Vitamin A
 
100
IU
2
%
Vitamin C
 
2
mg
2
%
Calcium
 
25
mg
3
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Herbal Cucumber Tzatziki Sauce

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