1 English cucumber (the one that is sold in a plastic wrap) minced and drained
1 17 ounce container of Greek yogurt (I used 2% Fage brand)
|Fage Greek yogurt.|
1 tablespoon of lemon juice (I used frozen because I had no fresh lemons)
|Frozen Minute Maid lemon juice.|
Fresh ground pepper to taste
(I did not use salt because we like to restrict our use of salt, but you could salt to your taste.)
I removed the seeds from the cucumber and grated it finely by hand using a box grater. Do not peel the cucumber. English cucumbers have fewer seeds and have a milder taste than other cucumbers.
|English cucumber with seeds removed.|
Because the grated cucumber will retain water, place it in a fine strainer and press with a paper towel to remove most of the liquid. Set aside.
|Squeezing the liquid from the grated cucumber.|
|Adding the dill, lemon juice, garlic and pepper.|
Add the minced cucumber and mix until well blended.
|Adding the minced cucumber that has been drained.|
|A bowl of homemade Tzatziki.|