Tsatsiki with Pita

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The two ingredients I always have in stock are cucumbers and yogurt. I usually end up making Raita with them, but I decided it was time I tried something new! Here is a greek classic that is totally addictive. Grilled pita bread goes great with this.

1 cup plain yogurt
1/2  cucumber, unpeeled, halved lengthwise, seeded, grated
1/2 tbsp salt
1/4 cup sour cream
1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 tbsp minced fresh dill
1 garlic clove, grated or minced
pita bread, toasted

Place a sieve over a small bowl. Line the sieve with cheese cloth. Pour yogurt on top, cover with plastic wrap and store in the fridge overnight to drain. If you use greek yogurt it will be extra creamy. Sometimes greek yogurt is so expensive, so I tend to buy indian yogurt which is just as creamy and thick as greek but not as gooey as regular store bought.

Combine cucumber, dill, sour cream, lemon juice, garlic, salt and add to the yogurt. Season with a little pepper. Serve with toasted pita bread wedges.

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