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.

Alain Ducasse

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
total:
1 hr
Yield:
Makes: 4 servings (serving size: 1 topped toast)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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

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

  • In a colander, rinse and drain the cucumber.

  • 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.

Source

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

Nutrition Facts

76 calories; fat 3.2g; saturated fat 2.3g; poly fat 0.1g; protein 4g; carbohydrates 9g; fiber 2g; cholesterol 5mg; iron 1mg; sodium 102mg; calcium 75mg.
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