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Tasty Tzatziki Dip

Tangy and tasty --tzatziki is the perfect dip to add to your salad or next grill sesh!

If you love Mediterranean food, then you love tzatziki. Slather it on a sammie, dollop it on a salad, use it as a dip, or sometimes just eat it by the spoonful. Tzatziki is soooo good. Everyone who makes it knows the base ingredients are the same: cucumbers, yogurt, garlic, olive oil, dill, acid (lemon juice or vinegar) and salt. We like a thiiick tzatziki, but you can totally tweak the recipe below and make it your own! 
Serves 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
The Goods:
1 large hothouse cucumber or 2 traditional cucumbers
Juice of 1/2 a lemon
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
3 garlic cloves minced
1.5 cups plain greek or full-fat yogurt
​1 tsp dried dill or 1 tbsp fresh dill
sea salt to taste

How To:
  1. Remove the ends from cucumbers and peel. Use a grater to coarsely shred the cucumber.  
  2. Place cucumber in a cheese cloth, then twist to strain access liquid from cucumber. Discard the liquid and then place the grated cucumber in a bowl. (Don't have a cheese cloth? Don't worry --use your hands to squeeze the cucumbers and get messy or use a fine mesh strainer and squeeze the water out.
  3. Add the juice of 1/2 a lemon, olive oil, minced garlic, dill, sea salt, and greek yogurt to the bowl.  Mix with a spoon and adjust seasoning as desired.
  4. Serve immediately or store refrigerated in air-tight container for 2-3 days.