Cool Cucumber and Herb Tzatziki Recipe | Yummly

Cool Cucumber and Herb Tzatziki

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11Ingredients
30Minutes
35Calories
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Description

This version of the classic yogurt sauce gets a double dose of fresh dill and mint, which gives it extra freshness and fragrance. Serve the sauce as a cooling counterpart to anything spicy or grilled, especially chicken, lamb, or fish; or serve it as a dunk sauce for falafel, pita bread, or raw veggies. It makes 2 2/3 cups, so you'll have plenty for experimenting. The sauce tastes even better after resting for a couple of hours, which lets the flavors bloom and marry. The recipe is a Yummly original created by Martha Holmberg.

Ingredients

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  • 2 Persian cucumber (or English cucumber; 2 Persian cucumbers weigh 1/2 pound)
  • 1 teaspoon salt (for cucumbers)
  • 1 clove garlic (roughly chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh mint leaves (roughly chopped, lightly packed)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh dill (roughly chopped, lightly packed)
  • 2 cups plain greek yogurt (preferably whole milk)
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (plus more to taste)
  • 2 teaspoons finely grated lemon zest (lightly packed)
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot sauce (such as Tabasco, plus more to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon salt (for sauce, plus more to taste)
  • 1 pinch black pepper (plus more to taste)
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    Directions

    1. Peel cucumbers. If you're using an English cucumber instead of Persian, scrape out any watery seeds using a teaspoon. Cut cucumbers into small dice.
    2. Toss cucumbers with salt for cucumbers and pile into a strainer. Let sit for 20 minutes to draw off excess liquid.
    3. Meanwhile, put garlic, mint, and dill in a food processor and pulse a few times to chop more finely.
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    NutritionView More

    35Calories
    Sodium19% DV460mg
    Fat2% DV1.5g
    Protein4% DV2g
    Carbs2% DV5g
    Fiber2% DV<1g
    Calories35Calories from Fat10
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Fat1.5g2%
    Saturated Fat1g5%
    Trans Fat
    Cholesterol5mg2%
    Sodium460mg19%
    Potassium160mg5%
    Protein2g4%
    Calories from Fat10
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Carbohydrate5g2%
    Dietary Fiber<1g2%
    Sugars3g6%
    Vitamin A2%
    Vitamin C8%
    Calcium8%
    Iron0%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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