Tzatziki Sauce

tzatziki sauce

tzatziki sauce

Tzatziki sauce is a thick and creamy sauce made of thick greek yoghurt,cucumbers, and dill. It’s one of the healthiest sauces out there! Tzatziki sauce is very easy to make with simple ingredients, It’s also very addicting. It goes perfect with any type of meat or veggies. Serves great as a healthy snack with whole wheat pita chips or pita bread.

Ingredients:

1 cup plain greek yoghurt

3 Persian cucumbers or 1/2 english or reguar cucumber shredded

2 garlic cloves crushed

1/2 teaspoon salt (I used Himalayan salt)

2 tablespoons+ 1 teaspoon olive oil

Juice from 1/2 of lemon

1/4 cup fresh dill chopped

1 teaspoon(or more) fresh mint chopped

1 teaspoon fresh parsley chopped (optional)

 

Directions:

Squeeze all liquid from cucumbers. In a small mixing bowl combine all of the ingredients. Can be stored tightly covered for up to 5 days in the fridge.

* If you don’t like strong garlic flavor you can mix all the ingredients besides cucumber and leave it in the fridge overnight.Then just mix in cucumbers.

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Tzatziki Sauce

Ingredients

  • 1 cup plain greek yoghurt
  • 3 Lebanese cucumbers or 1/2 english cucumber shredded
  • 2 garlic cloves crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (I used Himalayan salt)
  • 2 tablespoons+ 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • Juice from 1/2 of lemon
  • 1/4 cup fresh dill chopped
  • 1 teaspoon(or more) fresh mint chopped
  • 1 teaspoon fresh parsley chopped (optional)

Instructions

  1. Squeeze all liquid from cucumbers. In a small mixing bowl combine all of the ingredients. Can be stored tightly covered for up to 5 days in the fridge.
  2. * If you don't like strong garlic flavor you can mix all the ingredients besides cucumber and leave it in the fridge overnight.Then just mix in cucumbers.
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Pasta with Fresh Tomato Sauce

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pasta

My moms garden is in abundance of tomatoes every summer.And every time  when I have a lot of something,I think of a way how to use it in a perfect way.Making pasta with fresh tomato sauce is great way to use those extra tomatoes.This pasta sauce is so easy and quick to make ,that you will have a healthy and amazingly delicious lunch or dinner in no time.

Ingredients: 4 large tomatoes or 2 lbs  Roma tomatoes

8-10 cloves garlic minced

1 shallot or half onion finely chopped

1/2 cup chardonnay or any other white wine

8  basil leaves minced

1 tablespoon finely parsley

1/2 cup grated Parmesan

salt and fresh ground pepper

4 tablespoons olive oil

cooked pasta (I used whole wheat spaghetti)

 

Directions: Cut a small X on the bottom of each tomato.Place tomatoes in a pot or a bowl and cover with boiling water. Cover with lid and blanch for 5 minutes.

Carefully peel of the skin and roughly chop the tomatoes.

Heat a saute pan and add oil. Throw in onions and garlic and cook for 2 minutes.Pour in chardonnay  and let it evaporate for about a minute.Add tomatoes,basil and parsley.Cook sauce until thickened,about 10-12 minutes.Season with salt and pepper.

Combine cooked pasta with sauce and sprinkle some parmesan cheese. You can add  yourchoice of sautéed  or grilled vegetables to pasta.

 

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Pasta with Fresh Tomato Sauce

Ingredients

  • Ingredients: 4 large tomatoes or 2 lbs Roma tomatoes
  • 8-10 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 shallot or half onion finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup chardonnay or any other white wine
  • 8 basil leaves minced
  • 1 tablespoon finely parsley
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan
  • salt and fresh ground pepper
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • cooked pasta (I used whole wheat spaghetti)

Instructions

  1. Cut a small X on the bottom of each tomato.Place tomatoes in a pot or a bowl and cover with boiling water. Cover with lid and blanch for 5 minutes.
  2. Carefully peel of the skin and roughly chop the tomatoes.
  3. Heat a saute pan and add oil. Throw in onions and garlic and cook for 2 minutes.Pour in chardonnay and let it evaporate for about a minute.Add tomatoes,basil and parsley.Cook sauce until thickened,about 10-12 minutes.Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Combine cooked pasta with sauce and sprinkle some parmesan cheese. You can add yourchoice of sautéed or grilled vegetables to pasta.
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