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Skinny Tzatziki

I have been trying to learn to make a great tzatziki for awhile but until yesterday, mine always turned out watery and never kept very well. However, yesterday I learned the secret – cheesecloth. in order to get the right consistency and thick, creamy tzatziki you need to remove the excess water from both the yogurt and the cucumber, and viola it comes out perfect. I like to eat tzatziki with lots of things – middle eastern kabobs, chicken, veggies, and on sandwiches – the meatballs in the picture will be coming tomorrow.

Skinny Tzatziki
Servings: 6
Serving Size: 1/3 cup
Nutritional Info: 40 calories, 0 g of fat, 2.5 g of carbohydrates, 0 g of fiber 7 of protein
Weight Watchers® PointsPlus®: 1 *

1 lb fat free Greek or plain yogurt
1 large English cucumber, diced
2 minced garlic cloves
3 tbsp fresh dill, chopped
juice of 1 lemon
Freshly ground pepper

1. Place the yogurt and cucumbers in a cheesecloth over a sieve and place in the refrigerator to drain for 3-4 hours. If you do not have cheesecloth, you can also use paper towels but it won’t work quite as well.

2. Once the yogurt has drained, add in the garlic, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Stir well and return to the fridge for at least 30 minutes for the flavors to blend. Enjoy.

* PointsPlus® calculated by Slender Kitchen; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.

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3 Response to Skinny Tzatziki

  1. Skinny Chicken Gyros | The Slender Kitchen on March 22, 2011

    […] chicken version based of one of Alton Brown’s recipes.  Serve it up in a warm pita with some skinny tzatziki – […]

  2. Shannon on June 12, 2012

    One Word—AWESOME! I have always loved tzatziki and now I can make it! I did add a couple extra garlic cloves because I love the taste of garlic.
    Really Really Good!

  3. MMitch on January 22, 2013

    Instead of cheesecloth or paper towels you can also use coffee filters over your strainer


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