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Minted Tzatziki Cucumber Spread

Minted Tzatziki Cucumber Spread


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Ingredients
  1. 2 cups Yogurt
  2. u00bd cup Cucumber, peeled, seeds removed, finely chopped or shredded with a grater.
  3. 1-2 tablespoons Olive Oil
  4. 1 clove Garlic minced
  5. 1 tablespoon fresh Lemon Juice
  6. Sea Salt
  7. Pepper
  8. 6 Mint leaves chopped or 1 tsp dried mint
  9. Cheesecloth
  10. a sprig of Fresh Dill
  11. *Though not necessary, having more than one TofuXPress will make this go faster.
Instructions
  1. Place cucumber into TofuXpress. Sprinkle with a pinch of salt and stir to blend. Assemble TofuXpress and press overnight to remove excess water from cucumber. Pour off water and set aside for use. (This can be made a day ahead and stored in refrigerator).
  2. Cut Cheesecloth with enough extra to line the...
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Cool Cucumber Yogurt Salad Dressing / Spread

Cool Cucumber Yogurt Salad Dressing / Spread


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Ingredients
  1. 1 cup finely chopped English Cucumber (long thin ones usually wrapped in stores)
  2. 2 cups plain Whole Yogurt
  3. 1 tablespoons fresh Lemon Juice
  4. 1 light dash White Pepper (optional)
  5. 2 tablespoons fresh Mint, chopped (and crushed in mortar and pestle if you have one!)
  6. Note: This recipe is very versatile. It can be a dip, a salad dressing, cracker spread, or a yogurt-based meal, depending upon how long you keep it pressing in the TofuXpress.
Instructions
  1. Press Cucumber in TofuXpress using the original spring for 1 hour. Drain off juice or save juice for another use.
  2. Combine Yogurt, Lemon Juice, Mint, and Pepper. Stir to blend...
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