Tzatziki Sauce

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What you'll need

  • 8 ounces plain, nonfat yogurt
  • ½ medium cucumber, peeled, seeded, finely chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1½ teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
  • 3 mint leaves, finely minced

How to make it

  1. Place yogurt in a tea towel, gather up edges, suspend over bowl and drain for two hours in the refrigerator.

  2. Place chopped cucumber in a tea towel and squeeze to remove liquid; discard liquid.

  3. In a bowl, combine drained yogurt and cucumber, salt, garlic, olive oil, vinegar and mint.

Nutritional Information

Serving size: ½ cup

Exchanges: 1 vegetable
Calories 35
Calories from fat 15
Total fat 1.5 g
     Saturated fat 0 g
     Trans fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 320 mg
Total carbohydrate 3 g
     Dietary fiber 0 g
     Sugars 3 g
Protein 2 g




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