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Tzatziki

tzatziki

This traditional Greek appetizer though is simple to make, it has great flavour. It is light and fresh, and it may also be used as a sauce for gyros or kebabs.

 

Ingredients

1 medium cucumber

Salt, to taste

2 cups Greek or natural yogurt

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 tbsp olive oil

handful of dill

1 tsp dried mint

juice of ½ lemon

Serves: 2 cups

 

Directions

Peel cucumber. Cut in half lengthwise and scrape out the seeds. Grate cucumber, place it in a sieve and sprinkle with salt. Let it rest for 5 minutes. With clean hands squeeze out excess liquid. Place in a small bowl. Add the yogurt, minced garlic, olive oil, chopped dill, mint and lemon juice. Stir until fully combined. Taste and adjust seasoning.

Source: Adapted from CBC In the Kitchen.


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Coriander Lime Dressing

Cilantro dressing

If you have been checking our recipes, you may have noticed our love for natural yogurt as a healthy alternative for dressings. We are using it as the base, combined with coriander and lime, for this dressing that is incredibly easy to make! You may serve it freshly made or make it in advance and let it chill in the fridge. It goes well with salads, sandwiches, for adding flavor to your proteins (imagine shrimp skewers with this dressing), or to other veggies (like baked potatoes, tomatoes, cucumbers, we could go on…).

Ingredients

1 bunch of fresh coriander

1/2 cup (150g) Greek yogurt (or natural yogurt)

1/4 cup olive oil

2 tbsp lime juice

2 garlic cloves (minced)

1 tsp white vinegar

1/2 tsp salt

Serves: 3/4 cup

Directions

Place all the ingredients in the food processor (or blender), pulse several times until smooth. If you would like to add a bit of heat, try adding a hot pepper, or ground cayenne pepper.

Source: Slightly adapted from Simple Food Healthy Life.