Cucumber and Tomato Tzatziki recipe |


· 3 cups plain yogurt (do not use low-fat or nonfat)· 1 English hothouse cucumber (about 16 ounces), peeled, halved lengthwise, seeded· 3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh dill· 1 large garlic clove, minced· 1 large tomato, quartered, seeded, thinly sliced


Step 1Preparation Place strainer over large bowl. Line strainer with 3 layers of cheesecloth. Spoon yogurt into cheesecloth-lined strainer; let stand at room temperature to drain 3 hours (liquid will drain out and yogurt will thicken). Transfer yogurt to medium bowl; discard liquid.Step 2Meanwhile, coarsely grate cucumber. Place in another strainer; let stand at room temperature until most of liquid drains out, about 3 hours. Discard liquid. Squeeze excess moisture from cucumber.Step 3Mix cucumber, dill and garlic into yogurt. (Can be made 1 day ahead. Cover and refrigerate.)Step 4Mix tomato into yogurt. Season to taste with salt and pepper and serve.