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Creamy Greek Yogurt Tzatziki Sauce

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Tzatziki sauce is the king of sauces in my book. It’s delicious and healthy, but most of all, it’s versatile. Tzatziki sauce can be used as a dip for pita chips, fries or veggies, as a sauce for gyros, falafel, wraps or sandwiches, and as a light and simple salad dressing. Tzatziki sauce recipes range from quick to time consuming, healthy to indulgent. I’ve made tzatziki sauce a million times and this recipe is my favorite version as it’s perfectly rich and flavorful, lower in fat than the sour cream versions, and quick to throw together. I use creamy plain Greek yogurt, a mix of grated and diced cucumber, lots of lemon, fresh garlic, and a touch of rich olive oil to make a super refreshing tzatziki sauce that makes any meal a little tastier.

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Light & Refreshing Tzatziki Yogurt Sauce
Serves: 4    Start to Finish: 15 minutes

Ingredients:
12-14 ounces 2% plain Greek Yogurt (I often use 4%)
1 Cucumber (peel, cut in half length-wise, scrape out seeds)
2 TBS fresh Lemon Juice
1/4 tsp Kosher Salt, fine grain
1/2 tsp, minced garlic
Black Pepper, to taste
1 tsp Olive Oil, optional
To Make:
Grate half of the cucumber into a small bowl. Dice the other half of the cucumber and add to the grated half. Mix in yogurt, lemon juice, garlic, salt, and pepper. I used about 8 cracks of the pepper mill. Stir to combine, cover, and chill in the fridge for at least 30 minutes. Drizzle with olive oil before serving.

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