Easy Tzatziki and Tomato-Cucumber-Onion Salad

As promised, here are a couple recipes to accompany the previous falafel post.

Easy Tzatziki Sauce

Ingredients:

1 – 16 ounce container plain greek style yogurt
½ cup low fat sour cream
1 large cucumber, peeled and seeded
2 generous tbsp. fresh lemon juice
1 tbsp. white wine vinegar
2 tsp. finely minced garlic
1 tbsp. finely chopped fresh mint
1 tbsp. finely chopped fresh parsley
1½ tsp. dried dill (fresh is also acceptable!)
½ tsp. ground cumin
salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

In a medium sized bowl, combine the yogurt, sour cream, lemon juice, and vinegar. Stir vigorously until well combined. Set aside.

Grate the cucumber (box graters work great for this). Use your hands to squeeze out as much water as possible.

Add the cucumber, garlic, mint, parsley, cumin and dill to the yogurt mixture. Stir together until all the ingredients are well incorporated.

Taste, then add salt and pepper to your liking.

Cucumber, Tomato, and Red Onion Salad

Ingredients:

2 large vine-ripened tomatoes
½ a red onion
1 medium-sized cucumber, peeled and seeded
1 tbsp. olive oil
1-1½ tbsp. red wine vinegar
1 tsp. finely minced fresh mint
salt and pepper

Directions:

Dice the tomatoes, onion, and cucumber into small bite-sized cubes.

Toss together in a bowl with the olive oil, vinegar, and fresh mint. Taste, then add salt and pepper to your liking.

2 responses to “Easy Tzatziki and Tomato-Cucumber-Onion Salad

  1. Very refreshing salad and I absolutely love that tzatziki sauce!

  2. Aloha Julie! I look forward to trying this out. I am currently living on maui, you should post some of your fish recipes! I could use some new ideas, I love to cook aswell! Much love -April Rain

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