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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 12
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 21.0
  • Total Fat: 0.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.4 mg
  • Sodium: 211.1 mg
  • Total Carbs: 3.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.5 g
  • Protein: 1.5 g

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Tzatziki~~~Fresh Cucumber Dill Sauce/Salad

Submitted by: MISSJCISRUNNING
Tzatziki~~~Fresh Cucumber Dill Sauce/Salad

Introduction

This fresh and tangy cucumber dill sauce uses non-fat plain yogurt to give it a creamy taste and texture. It can be eaten as a side dish with grilled chicken or as a topping on a gyro or pita sandwich!!!! This fresh and tangy cucumber dill sauce uses non-fat plain yogurt to give it a creamy taste and texture. It can be eaten as a side dish with grilled chicken or as a topping on a gyro or pita sandwich!!!!
Number of Servings: 12

Ingredients

    1 cup Fat Free Plain or Non-Fat Greek Yogurt
    6 cups Pickling Cucumber or Persian Cucumber, sliced thin
    1/2 cup Red Onion, sliced very thin
    2 cloves minced Garlic
    1/8 cup fresh Dill weed
    Juice of 1/4 lemon
    Salt and Pepper

Directions

Drain excess liquid from yogurt using either cheesecloth or coffee filter placed into colander. Place in refrigarator for minimun of 30 mintues, longer draining time will yield thicker sauce. If you use Greek Yogurt you do not need to drain it!!!


While yogurt is draining, slice cucumbers and onions into thinest slices you can.


After yogurt has drained place in mixing bowl. Add dill, garlic, lemon juice, salt/pepper and mix well.


Pour yougurt mixture over cucumber/onion mixture. Chill for 1-4 hours before serving.


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Number of Servings: 12

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user MISSJCISRUNNING.






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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I shred everything in the food processor for a smooth creamy sauce...use on chicken, lamb, salmon, and as dressing for sandwiches and salads...I love this stuff. - 2/24/09

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    This was really good. I chopped up the cucumber and onion instead of slicing. It seemed to work better for me, but the taste was excellent. Only thing I'd do different next time......is make more ! - 8/29/07

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I know I will love this; I've made variations in the past but will try this next. You can buy Greek yogurt cheese (I get it at Trader Joe's), which is much thicker than regular yogurt. I usually use a Kirby (also know as "English" or "Hot House" cucumber; they have tiny seeds and less water. - 2/24/09

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This is great on salmon or to replace mayo on a turkey sandwich.
    In a pinch I use garlic and onion powder and dice an english cucumber. - 2/24/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I left out the onion but it was still GREAT!@ - 5/20/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This is a main go-to recipe for me now! I absolutely LOVED it. It's wonderful on fish, baked potatoes, as a dip.. a million things! Thank you SO much! Absolutely a favorite! - 3/18/09

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I use 2 seeded cukes, diced really fine and then left sitting on paper towel to absorb some of the liquid. I also dice the onion really fine and crush the garlic. I always have to make a double or triple recipe - 2/28/09

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  • 2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Made this just to try. Thought it would be great on sandwiches. It is. Can't wait for summer when the cucumbers are fresh. - 2/24/09

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I love this stuff and can't get enough! it is also good as a veggie dip! - 2/24/09

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I made this for our Easter brunch. It got a bit watery because of the water in the cucumber. Next time I would make the sauce ahead, adding the onions so the flavors blend. I would cut the cucumber ahead and let it drain overnight in a bowl - then combine. I think it would stay thicker. YUMMY! - 4/4/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I ate this with chicken breast. It was absolutely delicious. I used Greek yogurt good protein source. - 9/10/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Fantastic! Made it as read. I like the idea of blending it until it's smooth; will try that next time. - 5/14/09

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    this stuff is sooo good with salmon or pita bread!! - 2/27/09

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is really great with grilled chicken on a pita! - 2/26/09

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  • 1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    to this sauce, you need the gyro according to Greeks which is this: if you don't have lamb, use pastrami , arab bread. Fold the arab bread put some pastrami, and the tzatziki sauce add some cramble feta cheese and voila. - 2/24/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Sounds like the traditional Greek Tzatziki. Thank you for the recipe. It would be fantastic on tofu too! I would definitely cut on the sodium though. - 2/24/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    there are so many uses for this tangy concoction and you can put many different herbs in it to make it a for whole different recipe. - 2/24/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Wonderful and healthy dip for vegetables. - 2/24/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    If you are experiencing a bitterness, sometimes the seeds of the cucmber are the culprit. I always remove them with a spoon then slice. Happy eating! - 2/24/09

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I tried it. Realy thought I would like it, but somehow it tasted bitter. Sorry. - 1/17/09

    Reply from MISSJCISRUNNING (1/17/09)
    Sorry you found it bitter...did you peel the cucumbers??? I usually don't but some people like it better with the cucumbers peeled!!! Hope you give it another try!!!


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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Shreded is the easiest to drain off excess water from the cucumbers. Quite enjoyable - 7/25/08

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  • There is too much onion for my liking. - 7/16/14

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  • Add t his to ANY veggie and try with lean meats!!!! Its AWESOME in lieu of mayo and adds a little flavor for the ride!!!! - 8/4/13

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  • OMG this is sooo easy to make and its so good. Also makes your kitchen smell so good while making it because of the Dill - 1/9/13

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  • Awesome as a salad.
    - 9/6/12

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