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.
Generously salt the cucumber and marinate for 15 minutes at room temperature.
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.
Nature: Simple, Healthy, and Good by Alain Ducasse, Paul Neyrat, and Christophe Saintagne (Rizzoli). Copyright 2012.