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Easy Tzatziki Sauce! Yogurt Cucumber Sauce

Ingredients

  • 1 Medium English Cucumber
  • 1 cup Plain Greek Yogurt
  • 1 Tbsp Finely Chopped Scallion
  • 1 clove Garlic minced
  • Zest from Lime same Lime used for the shrimp
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Pepper

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, add the yogurt. Zest the Lime and add it to the yogurt. Store the remaining zested lime in a sealed container in the fridge.

  2. Mince the cloves garlic and add it to the yogurt. Also finely chop the scallion and add that plus salt and pepper to the yogurt.

  3. Using a grater on the medium grate size, grate the cucumber with the skin on. I like to grate right over a paper towel or clean towel so that you can squeeze the water out of the cucumber and can strain it out.
    Grating cucumber for Tzatziki sauce to go with Chicken Greek Meatballs. These meatballs have garlic, feta, parsley, and oregano.
  4. Wrap the cucumber up in the towel and squeeze all of the water out. You can mix it with the yogurt mixture now if you are eating now, but if not, then I store the cucumber in a separate bowl lined with more towel to soak up any additional water.
    Hand holding cucumber wrapped in paper towel for Garlic and Lime Shrimp with Tzatziki Sauce. The Shrimp is simply sauteed with minced garlic, olive oil, and lemon for big bold flavors. The Tzatziki Sauce is bright and cool with creamy yogurt with fresh cucumber, lime, garlic, and scallion. #shrimp #easydinner #dinner #seafoodrecipes #shrimprecipes
  5. Finish the Tzatziki sauce by mixing the shredded cucumber to the yogurt and mix to combine.
    Ingredients in a bowl for Tzatziki sauce to go with Chicken Greek Meatballs. These meatballs have garlic, feta, parsley, and oregano.