We, at SkinnyMs., believe that every kitchen should be stocked with a carton of deliciously creamy and fantastically versatile Greek yogurt. After all, not only is Greek yogurt a Superfood that helps lower cholesterol and protect us against a number of health issues, but it’s so easy to use! Our Tzatziki Yogurt Sauce takes one of our favorite kitchen staples, throws in some spices, and turns it into a savory accompaniment to a number of our cherished dishes.
Yields: 16 servings | Serving size: 2 tablespoons| Calories: 18 | Total Fat: 1 gm | Saturated Fats: 0 gm | Trans Fats: 0 gm | Cholesterol: 1 mg | Sodium: 34 mg | Carbohydrates: 1 gm | Dietary fiber: 1 gm | Sugars: 1 gm | Protein: 1 gm | SmartPoints 1
- 1 medium cucumber, peeled, sliced in half lengthwise
- 1 tablespoon fresh dill, removed from stem
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- ¼ teaspoon sea or kosher salt
- ¼ teaspoon paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, more or less to taste
- 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 cup Greek yogurt, fat free, plain
- Kosher or sea salt to taste
Remove seeds from the center of each cucumber by scooping out with a spoon. Finely dice, peeled and seeded, cucumber and lay pieces on a paper towel to drain, sprinkle with salt.
After 30 minutes, combine diced cucumbers and the remaining ingredients in a mixing bowl. Refrigerate at least two hours before serving to allow flavors time to marry. Pour Tzatziki into a serving dish and enjoy! Garnish with additional diced cucumber and dill.
Tzatziki tastes great served with meats or as a dip or spread, perfect on baked potatoes.