Cucumber Tzatziki

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  • 1 large European cucumber or 2 regular cucumbers, peeled if desired
  • Salt
  • 1 1/2 cups Greek yogurt
  • 2-3 tablespoons cloves garlic, mashed in a mortar and pestle with 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1-2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint or dill
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


  1. Spiralize cucumber: Make a 1/2-inch incision down 1 side of cucumber. Spiralize using shredder blade.

  2. Place spiralized cucumber in a colander in sink. Sprinkle with salt and let drain for 15 to 30 minutes. Transfer to a bowl.

  3. Toss cucumber with yogurt and remaining ingredients. Taste and adjust salt and garlic. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

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  • Fresh and fab: This dip is best made the day it's served. Otherwise it may get watery and lose its punch.
  • Yield: 4

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 184
Fat per serving: 16g
Saturated fat per serving: 8g
Cholesterol per serving: 15mg
Fiber per serving: 1g
Protein per serving: 6g
Carbohydrates per serving: 5g
Sodium per serving: 172mg
Iron per serving: 0mg
Calcium per serving: 90mg
Martha Rose Shulman From Spiralize This! Copyright © 2016 by Martha Rose Shulman.