Tzatziki

Tzatziki is a creamy and light sauce that is a perfect dip for crisp, crunchy vegetables or delicious pita. Give this recipe a try!

Ingredients:
3/4 cup of Greek yogurt
1 grated cucumber (about 1 cup)
1/2 garlic clove
Lemon juice
2 tablespoons of fresh mint and dill
Salt and pepper

Preparation:
Place the grated cucumber in a dish cloth and squeeze out all of the excess water. Then place in a bowl and add in the yogurt, garlic, lemon juice, and herbs. Season with salt and pepper and place in the fridge. Allow the flavors to mix for a few hours and then enjoy!




Cucumber

The humble cucumber is a popular vegetable found in many different varieties around the world. This popular vegetable is crunchy, refreshing, and absolutely delicious. It is perfect in a salad, as a pickle, great in sauces such as tzatziki, or soups such as gazpacho. In addition to being a versatile ingredient, cucumbers are also great for your health as they contain antioxidants, promote hydration, and contain important vitamins and minerals.
The next time you have a few cucumbers lying around consider trying a new recipe with this great ingredient.

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Cool as Cucumbers

Cucumbers are a wonderful vegetable. They consist of 97 percent of water, are very low in calories, have a mild taste and, as raw vegetables, go well with many dishes and almost every salad. In terms of vitamins and minerals, cucumbers are rich in carotene, vitamins E, K, B1, B2 and B6 and the minerals, calcium (15mg per 100g), phosphorus (25mg per 100g) and potassium (140mg per 100g). They can have a detoxifying effect on our bodies, by helping to reduce uric acid and acting as a diuretic. Fresh cucumbers are best stored in the refrigerator, separate from other vegetables (it’s best not to store them close to apples and melons).

Top tip: Clean the cucumber well and eat with the skin on! The skin is rich in silicic acid and can help strengthen our skin, hair and nails. Also aim, aim to shop locally, this allows you to not only get the freshest product possible but is also better for the environement.