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Tzatziki Sauce
Courtesy Food Network, Alton Brown; yield 1.5 cups; this sauce can be used for almost anything: grilled fish, chicken, lamb or veggies, or as a vegetable dip

16 ounces plain yogurt
1 medium cucumber, peeled, seeded, and finely chopped
Pinch kosher salt
2-3 cloves garlic, finely minced
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
5 to 6 mint leaves, finely minced

Place the yogurt in a tea towel, gather up the edges, suspend over a bowl, and drain for 2 hours in the refrigerator.

Place the chopped cucumber in a tea towel and squeeze to remove the liquid; discard liquid. In a medium mixing bowl, combine the drained yogurt, cucumber, salt, garlic, olive oil, vinegar, and mint. Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to a week.