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  1. 2 cups organic fat-free yogurt

  2. 2 medium cucumbers (or one large one), peeled and chopped

  3. 1 tablespoon ground mint

  4. 2-3 cloves of garlic, crushed

  5. 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

  6. few drops of lime

  7. salt and pepper, to taste

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  1. I hope this information will at least make you think twice about “fat-free” salad dressings! As mentioned, olive oil is indeed a great substitute! But, if you find yourself hungry for a creamier substitute, consider whipping up some authentic Greek tzatziki (best translated as ‘cucumber salad’) in about 5-7 minutes. You’ll love it so much that you’ll probably end up eating it by itself instead of using it as a dressing (like I did the other day )!

  2. Wash cucumbers, peel, and chop.

  3. Peel garlic and crush with mortar and pestle.

  4. Mix yogurt with cucumbers, lime juice, olive oil, mint and crushed garlic.

  5. Add salt and pepper, to taste, and mix well!

  6. That’s it (easiest recipe ever made)! Enjoy!

  7. Tzatziki is wonderful as a salad dressing, on its own with some whole-wheat pita bread, or as a dip that accompanies Mediterranean dishes like stuffed grape leaves and kofta (Middle Eastern meatballs). I love RhodeyGirl ‘s step-by-step directions for making vegetarian stuffed grape leaves – next time I’m craving tzatziki, I’m definitely making stuffed grape leaves too!

  8. What is your favorite “creamy” (but healthy!) salad dressing?

  9. Tzatziki Thanks! You should definitely try it and let me know what you think!


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