Tzatziki (Yogurt & Cucumber Sauce)
1 large, long cucumber
2 Garlic Cloves
1 tbsp White Wine Vinegar
2 tbsp Olive Oil
1 1/2 cups Plain Greek Yogurt, non fat can be used
1 tbsp Dried Mint or 2 tbsp fresh mint (I use fresh wild mint from my garden)
2 tbsp Fresh Mint for garnish
Peel the cucumber. Thinly slice and quarter it. Put in a bowl, sprinkled with salt. Let sit for about 15 minutes to draw out some of the water.
In the main bowl, crush the garlic with 1 tsp salt until it is almost a paste consistency. Add the vinegar and olive oil, mix thoroughly. Stir in the yogurt and dried mint.
Place sliced cucumber in colander and rinse for 5 minutes under cold water to remove all the salt. Stir it into the yogurt mixture. Garnish with fresh mint.
Best served chilled.