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Tzatziki Sauce

Tzatziki Sauce
Yields 3
This sauce is a wonderful way to balance a spicy element in a falafel pita sandwich, such as a spicy cilantro sauce. It’s also great for dipping toasted pita wedges or vegetables into as a snack or dressing a fresh tomato salad.
  1. 1 English cucumber, peeled, seeded, and grated
  2. 2 tablespoons coarse salt
  3. 1½ cups plain Greek yogurt
  4. 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  5. 2 cloves garlic, finely minced
  6. 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
  7. Salt, to taste
  8. Cayenne pepper, to taste
  1. Line a colander with a double layer of cheesecloth. Add the grated cucumber and the salt and toss together. Place the colander over a bowl and allow to drain for 4 hours. After 4 hours, rinse the cucumber in fresh water, place on a triple layer of paper towels, and ring the rinse water out..
  2. Combine the cucumber, yogurt, lemon, garlic, dill, salt, and cayenne in a medium bowl. Stir until well combined. Refrigerate until serving.
Adapted from Web Exclusive
Adapted from Web Exclusive
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Amy Scheuerman

Amy Scheuerman culture's web director and associated editor for culture's special issue publications. She spent eight years in North Carolina where she developed a love of barbecue and biscuits before moving up north to get a degree in nutrition. When not visiting farms or cooking, Amy enjoys curling up with a book, a local beer, and a bowl of truffle-chili popcorn.

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