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2 cloves garlic
8 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon of oregano
1/2 teaspoon of sea salt
1 teaspoon of freshly ground pepper
24 ounces of Greek plain yogurt (or strained plain yogurt)
2 unwaxed cucumbers (seeded and grated and strained)
1 bunch of fresh dill or mint (or both)
Juice of 1 lemon

Oven to 350 degrees

In a small sauce pan place 2 garlic cloves with 4 tablespoons of water together with ½ of the extra virgin olive oil and boil slowly until the garlic softens. Drain the mixture, (through a small strainer) and crush the garlic with a spoon together with the salt, pepper, and oregano. You now have a garlic paste; set it aside.

Wash and cut cucumbers in half then take the seeds out; grate them or chop them very small, “julienne” style and squeeze as much liquid out as possible – this keeps the tzatziki thick.

In a large bowl, mix the yogurt, garlic paste, cucumbers, chopped herbs and the remaining 4 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil with the lemon juice. Mix slowly so that the cucumbers are not crushed further.

Refrigerate for about 1 hour and serve.

Use on fresh bread, or with meat, poultry or fish.

By The Greekfest

Cuisine(s): Greek

Main ingredient: Greek yogurt

Serves(s): 2-4

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