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 +====== Tzatziki ======
  
 +===== Ingredients =====
 +
 +  * 1 quart full fat Greek yogurt
 +  * 1 large cucumber
 +  * 3 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
 +  * 1 lemon, zested and juiced
 +  * 1 bunch dill
 +  * 1 tablespoon kosher salt
 +
 +===== Instructions =====
 +
 +  - Place a clean, non-terrycloth dishtowel into a mesh colander. Pour yogurt into dishtowel and allow to strain for at least 15 minutes. In the meantime, prepare remaining ingredients. ​
 +  - Peel cucumber. Slice lengthwise and use a spoon to gently scrape out all seeds. Roughly chop. Place into another colander over sink and sprinkle with Kosher salt to remove extra water. ​
 +  - While yogurt and cucumber drain, mince garlic, zest and juice lemon, and finely chop dill.
 +  - When all ingredients are ready, combine everything together into the bowl of a food processor Pulse until cucumber is finely chopped and mixture is smooth. Taste for lemon as well as salt.
 +  - Refrigerate for at least 1 hour prior to serving -- but tzatziki only improves with time! Allow to sit for a good 12 hours to reach full deliciousness. ​
 +
 +=== Notes ===
 +
 +  * Mint makes another very traditional ingredient and is great in addition to the dill.
 +  * Full fat yogurt can be replaced with partial fat. The draining process can also be skipped, but generally with tzatziki, the thicker it is the better. ​
 +  * Under no circumstance should bottled lemon juice be used. 
 +
 +~~NOTOC~~