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Tzatziki is a creamy Greek yogurt sauce with cucumbers and fresh garlic. This is a versatile sauce that is the perfect accompaniment to many Mediterranean dishes. You can also slather it on your steak, chicken, kebab, sandwiches; or simply use it as a dip with warm pita and your favourite vegetables!

What you need

3 small Lebanese cucumbers, partially peeled (striped) and sliced

1 tsp salt, divided

4 to 5 garlic cloves, peeled, finely grated or minced (you can use less if you prefer)

1 tsp white vinegar

1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil

2 cups Greek Yogurt (drained)

1/4 tsp ground white pepper

1/2 teaspoon chopped dill (optional)

What to do

1. Prep the cucumber. Grate the cucumbers. Toss with 1/2 tsp salt. Transfer to a fine mesh strainer over a deep bowl to drain. Spoon the grated cucumber into a cheesecloth or a double thickness napkin and squeeze dry. Set aside briefly.

2. In one large mixing bowl, place the garlic with remaining 1/2 tsp salt, white vinegar, and extra virgin olive oil. Mix to combine.

3. Add the grated cucumber to the large bowl with the garlic mixture. Stir in the yogurt and white pepper. Combine thoroughly. Cover tightly and refrigerate for a couple of hours for teh flavours to infuse.

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