Prep Time
20 Mins
Total Time
1 Hour
Makes: 4 servings (serving size: 1 topped toast)

This is a traditional Greek dish that combines cucumber and yogurt. The ingredient piment d'Espelette is a French variety of mild ground chile.

Keep the cucumber peel on if you'd like extra crunch. Tzatziki is also great over grilled fish or chicken.

How to Make It

Step 1

Generously salt the cucumber and marinate for 15 minutes at room temperature.

Step 2

Pick the mint and parsley leaves and chop. Squeeze the juice from the lemon.

Step 3

In a colander, rinse and drain the cucumber.

Step 4

In a large bowl, combine the cucumber, mint, parsley, lemon juice, yogurt, and piment d'Espelette. Season to taste with salt. Cover and refrigerate until cold (at least 1 hour). Serve with toasts.

Nature: Simple, Healthy, and Good by Alain Ducasse, Paul Neyrat, and Christophe Saintagne (Rizzoli). Copyright 2012.

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