I recently spent some time in Greece and I literally lived on Tzatziki and pita the entire time I was there.
Convinced it was going to keep the memories alive at home, I have been making a healthier version of this tasty Greek style dip.
- 2 cups of non-fat yogurt
- 2 large cucumbers
- 2 tablespoons minced garlic (or 2 garlic cloves)
- 10 fresh mint leaves
- A handful of dill (or if you're like me and don't like dill you can leave this step out)
Put all the ingredients in a food processor and pulse until mixed well. You can decide how chunky you want it to be but it should be close to the consistency of ranch dressing (with cucumber bits mixed in). Store in the refrigerator for 2 hours or until ready to serve. Serve with veggies and whole wheat pita, or pita chips.
Why we love it:
Yogurt is a great source of calcium. Try to get organic and Live & Active cultured yogurt to really reap the health benefits.
Cucumbers are very low in calories as well as a great way to help cleanse your insides.
Garlic can fight a common cold (and cough) and could also be effective in the fight against cholesterol.
Mint is great for soothing an upset stomach, it opens airways to help breathing and is a good source of Vitamin C (for an herb at least).
Fit's Tip: This is a great snack to serve if you will be entertaining guests because it can be prepared in advance.