Simple & Easy Tzatziki - Cucumber Yogurt Dip

I have to admit I don't have an ounce of Greek in me. But, luckily, I have a good friend who was born in Greece and lived there most of her life.  She showed me how to make this quick and easy Tzatziki sauce and it is phenomenal!

This is a great recipe for summer because it takes minutes to make and it's flavorful, tangy and cool.  You can eat it with pita bread, grilled chicken, veggies, and any other way you can think of.  It's a great addition to your summer barbecue.

This is a very family friendly recipe.  You can go light on the garlic and add some mint if you want to make it less intense and even more refreshing.  I've even spread it on the inside of a pita pocket and gave it to my 5 year old for lunch.  He loves this! 

You'll need:

1 Large Cucumber

16-18 ounce container of Greek Yogurt or Sour Cream

2 Cloves of Finely Minced Garlic

About 1 tsp of Salt

About 2 tablespoons of Extra Virgin Olive Oil 

1. Peel your cucumber and shred it (as shown in the first photo above)

2. After you shred the cucumbers, you will need to drain the juices.  Discard the excess juices from the cucumber. (as shown in the second photo above)

3.  Combine your cucumber with the yogurt or sour cream.  Mix well and add in olive oil.

4. Add Salt and Minced Garlic to taste.

Mix it all up & Enjoy!

Doesn't this look good? 

It tastes even better than it looks!

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