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    Default Tzatziki dip

    This is great on a hot day, or any day. You can omit the chives and mint, but you HAVE to include the garlic.

    Tzatziki Dip

    * 1 lge. cucumber, peeled and seeded
    * 1 tsp of sea salt (15ml)
    * 4 tbsp of finely chopped fresh mint leaves (60ml)
    * 2 cloves of garlic, minced
    * 1 cup of plain yogurt (250ml)
    * 2 tbsp of finely chopped chives (30ml)

    1. Peel the cucumber completely and cut into quarters. Using a spoon scoop out the seeds. Dice the cucumber into 1 inch cubes. Place the cucumbers in a strainer and sprinkle them generously with sea salt. Place a bowl underneath the strainer to catch the draining liquid. Leave to drain for 15- 25 minutes.
    2. Meanwhile, combine the mint, garlic, sugar and yogurt together in a medium sized bowl. Set aside in the refrigerator until ready to use.
    3. Drain the cucumber and rinse well. Pat the cucumber dry with paper towel. Chop and add to the yogurt mixture. Add the chives and mix gently. Leave in the fridge to let the flavours combine until ready to serve

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    Default Re: Tzatziki dip

    *drool*

    I love it on salads.
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    Default Re: Tzatziki dip

    I love it with practically anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pacific breeze
    I love it with practically anything.
    seriously!
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    Default Re: Tzatziki dip

    LOL, it's what I've noticed, when people come to Greece they fall head over heels in love with tzatziki.

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    Default Re: Tzatziki dip

    The Indians do a similar sauce. It is called raisa or something like that. I put it all over my food. I have too many windows open to find the right name.

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    Raita. Love that, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pacific breeze
    Raita. Love that, too.
    That's it, thanks...it nicely cuts the heat of spicier dishes.

    Quote Originally Posted by pacific breeze
    Posted some recipes for it on the Recipes' thread.
    I saw! The best restaurant raita I have had is in a Paki place 5 blocks away. I generally hate buffets but would go for lunch because they had a huge BOWL on ice of the stuff. I helped myself!

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