Classic Tzatziki sauce is hard to pass up and it’s way easy to make.   We use it as a creamy salad dressing, on top of our homemade falafel or just dipping for a delicious fresh pita bread.  Great way to use the cucumbers!

2 cups organic whole milk yogurt

2  tablespoons olive oil

1 med. cucumber, peeled and shredded on a box grater, about 1 cup

2 T Lemon juice

1-2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon ground black pepper

2 tablespoon chopped fresh dill, chopped mint is a nice addition as well

1 med. garlic clove, finely diced or smashed to a paste

Place yogurt in a medium bowl.  Grate cucumber onto a plate.   Squeeze out all juices from cucumber (reserve) and add shredded cucumber to yogurt.   Combine remaining ingredients in bowl and blend thoroughly.   If the consistency is too thick, stir in a little cucumber water.  Ideally, place in refrigerator for a couple hours to let flavors blend.   But, it’s so good, it’s hard to wait!