Thursday, 8 May 2008

Greek-style cucumber and yogurt dip with dill

This dip is tangy and refreshing, in Greeks it’s named Tzatziki, you may have heard of it. It is very healthy and made from natural ingrdients which makes it a wineer on Duckeys Health Corner.

You can serve it with crisp baked pita wedges, but it also goes well with crudités see my summer tapas post for more inspiration. A good tip is to drain the yogurt a day before you plan to prepare the dip.
Servings: Makes 6 servings

RECIPE: Traditional Greek Tzatziki dip, tangy and refreshing in taste, served with Duckeys Pita wedges.

You will need:

2 cups plain yogurt
1 English hothouse cucumber, grated
1 tablespoon coarse salt 1/2 cup sour cream
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 2 tablespoons minced fresh dill
1 garlic clove, minced
6 pita breads, cut horizontally in half, then cut into wedges
Olive oil

To make…

1. Line sieve with cheesecloth and place over medium bowl

2. Place yogurt in sieve

3. Cover with cling film and allow to drain in refrigerator overnight

4. Mix cucumber and 1 tablespoon salt in small bowl then cover and chill 3 hours

5. Transfer drained yogurt to another bowl

6. Mix in sour cream, lemon juice, dill and garlic

7. Squeeze out as much excess liquid as possible from cucumber

8. Stir cucumber into yogurt

9. Season with pepper. Cover; chill at least 2 hours. (Can be made 1 day ahead. Keep refrigerated.)

Serve with Duckeys Pita Wedges!

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