Low fat tzatziki is the traditional Greek appetizer in a light version. Avoid full-fat strained yogurt and choose the one with 2% fat. Olive oil is used in moderation. Greek people love tzatziki, they eat it with meat, fish, legumes and vegetables. It is healthy and suitable for vegetarians.
- 1/2 cucumber, peeled
- 3 crushed cloves of garlic
- 2 tbsp. olive oil
- 1/3 cup chopped dill
- lemon juice
- salt, freshly ground pepper
- To make tzatziki, first grate the cucumber on the side of your grater with the large holes.
- Place in a a sieve and press to strain the moisture out.
- Leave for 5’ pressing down periodically.
- Put all ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
- Add salt and the tzatziki is ready.
- Place it in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour before serving.
Tzatziki can be used as a healthy sauce for chicken, grilled vegetables, raw salads or as a dip for gyros. Strained yogurt may substitute cream cheese, sour cream or mayonnaise.
Strained low-fat yogurt is an ideal snack between meals as it a feeling of fullness thanks to its protein content.
- Prep Time: 5'
- Serving Size: 1 μερίδα
- Calories: 83,8
- Sugar: 3,1 gr
- Fat: 4,6 gr
- Carbohydrates: 3,4 gr
- Fiber: 0,3 gr
- Protein: 7 gr