The Home Grown Farm

The Home Grown Recipes

Tzatziki Sauce

INGREDIENTS

1 medium cucumber, peeled, seeded and chopped into chunks + 1 tsp salt, plus more to taste*

1 cup plain Greek yogurt, I used 2% Fage Greek Yogurt

1 clove garlic, finely minced

1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice

1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil

1 tsp red wine vinegar

1 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley

1 Tbsp chopped fresh dill (or 1 tsp dried)

Freshly ground black pepper

Place diced cucumber in a mesh strainer or colander and sprinkle with salt, toss to evenly coat then allow to rest 30 minutes at room temperature. Rinse cucumbers and place over several layers of paper towels. Squeeze some of the liquid from cucumbers (almost as if wringing moisture from a cloth). Place cucumbers in food processor and pulse to chop to desired size. Add in Greek yogurt, garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, red wine vinegar, parlsey, and dill and season with salt and pepper to taste. Pulse to blend (or if you want it chunky you can simply stir the other ingredients in using a bowl and spoon so the cucumbers are chopped up more). Store in refrigerator in an airtight container up to 3 days.

*I just peeled the cucumber, sliced in half lengthwise, then used a spoon to scoop the seeds out and diced into chunks.