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                 Tzatziki Yogurt, Garlic And Cucumber Salad
 
 Recipe By     : Cooking Live Show #CL8872
 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cooking Live                     Import
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1      large         english cucumber or 2 small cucumber -- peeled, seeded 
 and
                         -- finely
                         diced
    2      teaspoons     salt
    2      cups          plain yogurt
    2      tablespoons   extra virgin olive oil
    2      tablespoons   fresh lemon juice
    2      large   clov  garlic -- finely minced ,
                         -- (up to 5)
      1/4  cup           fresh mint leaves -- coarsely chopped
                         -- or 2 tablespoons
                         -- dried mint
                         salt and freshly ground pepper
 
 Place the diced cucumber in a colander and sprinkle with the salt, tossing to m
 ix well. Set the colander in a bowl, cover with plastic wrap and allow to drain
  for 3 to 6 hours. Line a sieve with
 
 cheesecloth and place the plain yogurt on top of the cheesecloth. Place the sie
 ve over a bowl and allow to drain for 3 to 6 hours.
 
 Pat the drained cucumber dry and transfer to a large bowl. Add the yogurt and s
 tir to combine. Add the olive oil, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, garlic and mint, m
 ixing gently until thoroughly blended. Season to taste with additional lemon ju
 ice, salt and freshly ground pepper.
 
 Yield: about 3 cups
 
 
 
 
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