Tzatziki

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This traditional Greek spread makes a cooling accompaniment to hot or spicy dishes. Also great served as a dip with toasted pita bread or fresh, cut vegetables.

Ingredients

2 cups plain yogurt
1 cup seeded, grated cucumber
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon garlic, finely minced
Salt and pepper, to taste


Directions

In a sieve lined with cheesecloth, allow the yogurt to drain for about two hours. Scrape the yogurt into a medium-sized bowl and combine it with the cucumber, lemon juice, and garlic. Add salt and pepper to taste. Refrigerate covered, for at least one hour before serving. Makes a little over two cups.

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