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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 32.2
  • Total Fat: 0.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 20.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 3.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.1 g
  • Protein: 5.2 g

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Tzatziki - ninja-style

Submitted by: NINJA_SMOO

Introduction

I can't eat raw cucumber - so this is my tzatziki. Exactly the same as the regular stuff, but cucumber-free! And mmm mmm good. I can't eat raw cucumber - so this is my tzatziki. Exactly the same as the regular stuff, but cucumber-free! And mmm mmm good.
Number of Servings: 8

Ingredients

    2 C (16oz) plain greek yogurt
    1 lemon, juiced (seeds removed)
    Black pepper, to taste
    Fresh dill, at least 4 sprigs
    6 cloves Garlic, peeled

Tips

The draining of the yogurt helps keep the texture from getting too watery after you add the extra liquod (ie lemon juice).

Do not put yogurt in a blender or processor if you want to keep the thick yogurt consistency. Mix tzatziki by hand!

If you want traditional tzatziki with cucumber, take one washed cucumber (peeled if you like) and slice thinly. Place in single layers on cloth or paper towel covered plate. Place another layer of paper towel on top and weigh down with another plate. Allow cloth/paper towel to remove liquid from cucumber while yogurt is draining.

Nutritional information does NOT include cucumber.


Directions

Place basket-style coffee filter in strainer and dump whole 2C of yogurt into filter to drain, and place back into refrigerator. Allow to drain for at least 30 minutes, preferably as long as you have available.

Place all remaining ingredients in food processor or magic bullet (or very finely dice dill and garlic and mix in small cup with pepper and lemon juice).

Move yogurt to a bowl and gently fold in garlic/pepper/lemon/dill mixture, until well blended.

Serving Size: Makes 8 2oz servings

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user NINJA_SMOO.






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