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Monday, 17 July 2017

Vegetarian Delirium - TZATZIKI

In line with my 'waste not want not' philosophy this year, I needed something to do with the multitude of cucumbers which have come to fruition all at once in the greenhouse. A friend who worked for a while as a chef in a Greek restaurant suggested this. I adjusted it a little to suit our tastes, and I have to say it was absolutely delicious. 

1 large cucumber
2 cloves garlic
450g Greek yogurt
few sprigs of fresh mint
splash of lemon juice
1 tbsp olive oil

Take a big overgrown cucumber.
Slice it in half and scrape out the seeds.
Grate the remaining cucumber into a tea towel.
Place the tea towel over a bowl and wring out to remove the water from the cucumber. You may need to do this several times.
Crush the garlic and combine with the olive oil in a bowl.
When the cucumber is as dry as possible, mix it into the oil and then combine with the yogurt.
Chop the mint and stir through with a touch of lemon juice.
Can be served with lamb (although obviously not for Zelda) or as a salad accompaniment.


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