Terrific Tzatziki

Serve with pita bread, carrots, cucumbers, tomatoes or grilled chicken.

Serves: 1 cup/250 mL
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Stand Time: 2-4 hours
Refrigerate Time: 5 hours
Advance Time: 48 hours


2 cups (500 mL) plain yogurt with no gelatin or starch added 1 cup (250 mL) shredded seedless cucumber, squeezed dry 1 garlic clove, minced 1 tbsp (15 mL) lemon juice Salt and pepper, to taste 1/4 cup (50 mL) finely chopped dill (optional) 1 tbsp (15 mL) olive oil

Cooking Instructions:

Yogurt cheese: line a 6-inch (15 cm) strainer with a double layer of cheesecloth or paper towel; place over bowl. Add 2 cups (500 mL) plain yogurt to strainer. Cover and refrigerate 2-4 hours to strain; discard whey liquid. In small bowl, combine yogurt cheese, cucumber, garlic, lemon juice, salt, pepper and dill (if using). Let stand 1 hour to blend flavours. Drizzle with olive oil before serving.

Personal Story:

Have yogurt cheese on hand for last minute dips. Try shredding two radish into mixture for a little extra zing and colour. Also fabulous combined with pure maple syrup. Creamy yet light!