Tzatziki Sauce For Gyros
 
2 small  cucumbers
  salt to taste
1-1/4 cup  yogurt; plain
2 Tbsp  olive oil
1 Tbsp  lemon juice
  white pepper; to taste
3   garlic cloves; or more
1/4 cup  fresh mint leaves
 
use fresh mint leaves, shredded, 2 tablespoons dried mint, crushed or 
1/4 cup coarsely chopped flat-leaf parsley. use more or less garlic, 
minced, to your preference. peel, seed and dice cucumbers. sprinkle 
with salt and set aside to drain. combine yogurt, olive oil, fresh 
lemon juice, pepper and garlic in large bowl. cover and refrigerate. 
just before serving, beat yogurt sauce with wooden spoon until smooth. 
have fresh mint torn into small pieces. dry cucumber by gently 
squeezing between paper towels. combine cucumbers with mint leaves and 
yogurt mixture. add salt and pepper to taste. use with gyros of all 
kinds. can also be used as dippers with pita bread cut into wedges and 
baked for few minutes until crisp. 
 
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(ID: 12860) Mirror: rec.food.recipes: Wed, May 7, 2003


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