Tzatziki Cucumber Salad ~

I recently acquired a bunch of cucumbers and this is a refreshing summer salad I found at Eating Well that used up two, unless you make extra!   lol

Tzatziki  [tsäˈtsēkē] Greek

You will need:
salt garlic
greek yogurt
fresh or dried mint
fresh ground pepper and salt

1 large or 2 small cucumbers, halved and seeded then coarsely shredded.  I place shredded cucumber in a bowl or colander lined with a couple paper towels or a cotton tee towel to help remove excess water.

1 clove garlic peeled and coarsely chopped, sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon of salt and work into a paste. You can use a fork or mortar.

In a bowl place 1/2 plain greek yogurt, 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint or 2 teaspoons dried, whisk together with garlic paste and freshly ground pepper to taste.  Gently squeeze out any left excess water from the cucumbers and add to bowl stirring together combining with yogurt mix.

Taste and season with salt and pepper if needed.  This is nice and refreshing.


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