Tzatziki

by Kris on April 18, 2011

With a big bowl of hummus in my fridge I was inspired to make my own tzatziki to accompany it. It took no time at all (ask my mum, she called me when I started it and I was able to call her back 5 minutes later). It is also really healthy with only 50 calories a serving!

One of my favourite snacks is a baby cucumber halved, cored and filled with tzatziki but it also goes great on wraps, pita chips or even in omelettes! What is your favourite way to eat tzatziki?

3 baby cucumbers, peeled
Juice from 1 lemon
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 16oz tub of fat free greek yogurt
3 garlic cloves minced
1 Tbsp fresh mint, finely chopped
salt and pepper to taste

Using a cheese grater, grate cucumbers. Place cucumbers in a fine metal strainer and press out the juices with a spoon. Set aside.

In a food processor combine lemon juice and olive oil. Pulse ½ cup of greek yogurt at a time to emulsify with the oil and lemon.

In a bowl combine yogurt-olive oil mixture with reserved grated cucumbers, minced garlic, and fresh mint. Salt and pepper to taste.

Refrigerate for a minimum of two hours to allow the flavours to merge.

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