555 EATS - TZATZIKI SAUCE

WE LOVE SHARING HEALTHY RECIPES WITH OUR FRIENDS AT 555 FITNESS!  THEIR MISSION OF REDUCING LODD'S THROUGH FITNESS GOES HAND IN HAND WITH OUR GOAL OF HEALTHIER EATING IN THE FIREHOUSE.  TOGETHER WE HOPE TO MAKE A CHANGE, ONE REP AND ONE BITE AT A TIME! 

WE LOVE SHARING HEALTHY RECIPES WITH OUR FRIENDS AT 555 FITNESS!  THEIR MISSION OF REDUCING LODD'S THROUGH FITNESS GOES HAND IN HAND WITH OUR GOAL OF HEALTHIER EATING IN THE FIREHOUSE.  TOGETHER WE HOPE TO MAKE A CHANGE, ONE REP AND ONE BITE AT A TIME! 

BESIDES THE LOCAL DINER, GREEK FOOD IS NOT FOUND IN MANY PLACES NEAR OUR FIREHOUSE.  SO WHEN TRYING TO DECIDE ON SOMETHING NEW AND HEALTHY TO MAKE FOR LUNCH, I THOUGHT WHY N0T GYROS!!  BUT ONE CATCH, THE TZATZIKI HAD TO BE HOMEMADE.....

TZATZIKI SAUCE

YIELDS APPROX. 2 1/4 CUPS

INGREDIENTS:
1 - 17 OZ. FULL FAT GREEK YOGURT
1/2 ENGLISH CUCUMBER, Peeled
1 LEMON
1 SHALLOT, Peeled
SMALL BUNCH FRESH MINT, Finely Chopped
SMALL BUNCH FRESH DILL, Finely Chopped
SALT
PEPPER
EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL

PROCEDURE:
Grate the cucumber on a box grater using the large holes.  Put the shredded cucumber and a pinch of salt in a colander, let sit for 10 minutes.  Drain, place in a paper towel and squeeze out as much moisture as possible.

Grate the shallot with the small holes on the box grater, set aside.

In a large bowl, combine the yogurt, shallot, cucumber, herbs, a couple glugs of olive oil.  Zest the lemon into the bowl and the juice of the lemon.  Add salt and pepper to taste. Garnish with paprika.
 

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Posted on August 8, 2016 .