Tzatziki – 42 calories per serving

IMG_1670Tzatziki – 42 calories per serving

Full fat Greek yogurt is the only way to go with this recipe! I use Total Fage 5% Authentic Greek Yogurt.  Low fat yogurts just don’t work.

The result is a silky, glossy, thick tzatziki and you don’t need to use very much for a big BURST of refreshing flavour.

I buy the big 500g tubs of yogurt and use the pots to store my tzatziki in – lasts for about 5 – 6 days in the fridge.

Preparation Time: 30 mins

Cooking Time: 30 mins

Serves: 8

Calories per serving: 41.8

Ingredients

Cucumber – 90g

Garlic, Raw – 1 Clove/3g

Juice, Lemon, Fresh – 12ml

Extra Virgin Olive Oil – 5ml

Mint, Fresh – 1 Tbsp/1.6g

Greek Yoghurt, 5% Fat – 300g

Method

Remove the seeds from the centre of the cucumber (this is where most of the water comes from). Grate the cucumber coarsely, then squeeeeeeze out the watery juice using a sieve or by wrapping in a clean dry tea towel..

Mix into the yoghurt.

Finely chop a clove or two of garlic and stir in.

Add the virgin olive oil.

Finely chop the fresh mint and add, along with the juice of half a lemon.

Stir everything through.

Leave for 30 mins to allow the flavours to permeate.

Nutrition Data Per Serving

Calories (kcal) 41.8

Carbohydrate (g) 1.4

Fat (g) 2.5

Fibre (g) 0.1

Fruit & Veg 0.2

Protein (g) 3.5

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