Cool as a Cucumber Tzatziki Dip

Sue Bedford (MSc Nutritional Therapy)

Ever wondered what Tzatziki is? It is infact a combination of cucumber, Greek yoghurt, garlic , lemon juice, fresh mint and dill with a pinch of seasoning- a staple dip in many Greek households. Lovely with pitta, crudites or to enjoy with your summer kebabs.

Nutritionally great – the yoghurt providing protein, calcium, some fat and great for the gut bacteria too. Cucumbers are low in calories but are great for hydration and a source of antioxidants and fibre. Garlic is a great fertility food and provides a good amount of selenium, vitamin C and Vitamin B6.

Ingredients:

1 cucumber (peeled and grated)

200g Greek yoghurt

1/2 tbsp Fresh Mint (chopped)

1/2 tbsp Fresh Dill (chopped)

2 Cloves of garlic (crushed)

½ lemon juiced

Pinch of sea salt and pepper (optional)

Sue 

Peel and grate the cucumber. Next, add the yogurt, cucumber, mint, dill, garlic, salt, pepper and lemon juice into a bowl and give a good stir using a spoon. Cover the bowl and place into the fridge for a couple of hours before enjoying!

 

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