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Tzatziki Sauce, Serve with Gyros

Vegan Greek Recipe from The 30-Minute Vegan's Taste of Europe

Tzatziki Sauce

This tzatziki sauce recipe, sample recipe, one of the many out-of-this-world vegan Greek recipes featured in Mark Reinfeld's new cookbook The 30-Minute Vegan's Taste of Europe.

Reinfeld recommends serving tzatziki sauce as a side dish with his vegan gyro recipe.

Or use tzatziki sauce as a dip for homemade french fries and prepare to be blown away!

Total prep & cook time: 15 min

8 Servings

Nutrition Data, 95g Serving: 148 cal, 12g carb, 12g fat, 299mg sodium, 0g fiber, 1g protein, 4g Sugars, very good source Vit. K. Estimated glycemic load 3

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium-size cucumber, peeled, sliced in half, and seeded
  • 2 cups vegan mayonnaise OR 1/2 yogurt| 1/2 mayonnaise
  • 2 Tblsp. chiffonaded fresh mint
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 4 to 6 garlic cloves, pressed or minced
  • 1 Tblsp. minced fresh dill, or 1 tsp. dried
  • 1/8 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • Pinch of cayenne

Directions:

  1. Grate the cucumber on the large holes of a cheese grater. You should have 1/2 to 3/4 cup
  2. Combine with the remaining ingredients in a large bowl and mix well
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Recipe Tips:

Mark Reinfeld specializes in quick and easy meals that you can prepare in 30 minutes. Familiarize yourself with the recipes and assemble all your ingredients beforehand and this meal will be ready in no time.

Squeeze the Cucumber: I've found when making tzatziki that this makes a thicker sauce. Mix the grated cucumber with 1/4 tsp salt and let sit for 15 minutes. Squeeze the excess water from the cucumber in your hands or through a strainer, before combining with the other ingredients.

Sub minced fresh cilantro, basil or parsley for mint and dill if those herbs aren't available.

If you do not have fresh herbs, just reduce the amount to one-third and use dried leaf herbs instead.

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