Quick, Cool Cucumber Sauce…A Garden Fresh Recipe From Sweet Basil

Tzatziki-RecipeThis recipe makes about one cup, and is very versatile. Perfect for an appetizer on hot summer days. My favorite uses are with fresh vegetables, and as a topping for salmon croquets! Cucumbers are in abundance now in my garden and gardens everywhere, so please share your favorite cucumber recipes.


3/4 cup of peeled, grated cucumber (about half of a long, English cucumber, 1 medium sized Kirby, or a small regular cucumber)
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1/4 cup plain yogurt (greek-style or regular)
3 tablespoons sour cream
squeeze of a lemon
salt and pepper

Place the grated cucumber in a mesh strainer set over a bowl. Sprinkle on the 1/2 teaspoon of salt, stir, and let the cucumber sit for about an hour, stirring and gently pressing once or twice to get out some of the moisture.

Combine the drained cucumber, yogurt, and sour cream in a bowl. Stir to combine. Squeeze a bit of lemon juice in and season with salt and pepper.


Follow us, like us, share us. We are Sweet Basil Farm & Gardens on FacebookpinterestTwitterGoogle+ and more. We are a local Middle Georgia producer of farm fresh fruits and vegetables and members of the American Poultry Association, licensed by the Georgia Dept. of Agriculture as Poultry Dealers and Brokers, and a proud member of the Georgia Grown program, a division of the Georgia Dept. of Agriculture. We also breed, sell and ship poultry, pet pigs, bearded irises and much more. We have an 80 acre working farm, with great emphasis on all natural gardening and livestock management practices. An 1840’s general store is situated on our property, and serves as our on-site farmer’s market. We have a large vegetable and herb garden, fruit orchards and more. Conveniently located off of Interstate 75 near the Johnstonville Rd exit (#193). We are six miles west, located in Barnesville, Lamar County, Georgia.

Recipe post by Tisha Johnson Matthews of Sweet Basil Farms, with picture courtesy of Google, and special thanks to  J. David Matthews, of Barnesville, Georgia for support and patience with all that I try and test.

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