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Tzatziki Dip

[1]This is my favorite dip simply because it is so versatile. It can be used as a sandwich spread, veggie dip and for snacking on crackers.

Because cucumbers [2]  have an abundance of health properties, you can rest assured knowing that you are putting something good into your body.

Serve with veggies or pita chips and enjoy this guilt free snack.

Feta Tzatziki Dip

(Makes 3 cups)

[3]

  • 2 cucumbers (1 1/2 pounds)—halved, seeded and cut into 1/2-inch dice
  • 6 ounces feta cheese, crumbled
  • 2 cups Greek Yogurt (we use Fage)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped mint
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh dill, finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic, finely minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh oregano, chopped
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  1. Cut cucumber in half, lengthwise. Use a spoon to scrape out the seeds then discard them. Grate cucumber.
  2. Scatter grated cucumber over a clean dishcloth (or paper towels). Sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon of salt. Allow to sit at least 10 minutes. Then, gather up the corners of the dishcloth and squeeze as much liquid from grated cucumber as possible.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine squeezed cucumber with yogurt, lemon juice, chopped herbs, garlic and the feta cheese. Season with 3/4 teaspoon of salt then taste and adjust as necessary with more salt. (We used about 1 1/4 teaspoons).
  4. Cover and refrigerate 2 to 4 hours to develop flavor.
  5. Serve with toasted pita bread, pita chips, crackers or as a sandwich spread.