*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
                          TZATZIKI SAUCE FOR GYROS
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 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Sandwiches                       Greek
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    2       sm           Cucumbers
    1 1/4   c            Yogurt -- unflavored
    2       tb           Olive oil
    1       tb           Lemon juice
                         White pepper
    3                    Garlic cloves -- or more
      1/4   c            Mint leaves -- fresh*
   *Use fresh mint leaves, shredded, 2 tablespoons dried
   mint, crushed or 1/4 cup coarsely chopped flat-leaf
   parsley. Use more or less garlic, minced, to your
   preference. Peel, seed and dice cucumbers. Sprinkle
   with salt and set aside to drain.  Combine yogurt,
   olive oil, fresh lemon juice, pepper and garlic in
   large bowl. Cover and refrigerate. Just before
   serving, beat yogurt sauce with wooden spoon until
   smooth. Have fresh mint torn into small pieces. Dry
   cucumber by gently squeezing between paper towels.
   Combine cucumbers with mint leaves and yogurt mixture.
   Add salt and pepper to taste. Use for Gyros in this
   book. Can also be used as dippers with pita bread cut
   into wedges and baked for few minutes until crisp. Jo
   Anne Merrill, recipe from personal files.
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