Cucumber Dill Dip Tzatziki American style

1
Deb Crane

By
@songchef

Cucumber,Dill and garlic in a creamy spread or dip! Great with pita bread, vegetable plate, crackers or even meat. I had been looking at Tzatziki recipes and came up with a version that turned out to be both delicious and versatile! Americanized with ingredients that are readily available. Cucumbers are in season now and this is a great way to try something a little different.

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Serves:
about 1 1/2 cups of dip/spread
Method:
Blend

Ingredients

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8 oz
cream cheese, room temperature
8 oz
sour cream
1
large cucumber, shredded
1 tsp
salt
1/2 tsp
garlic powder
1 Tbsp
chopped chives
1/2 tsp
apple cider vinegar
salt and pepper to taste ( i used white pepper)
1 tsp
dill weed, dried

How to Make Cucumber Dill Dip Tzatziki American style

Step-by-Step

  • 1Take out cream cheese and let it get to room temperature.
  • 2While the cream cheese is coming to room temperature,
    peel the cucumber and slice it down the middle (long way) Scoop out the seeds with a spoon.
    Then grate the fleshy deseeded cucumber halves.
  • 3Place the grated cucumber in a colander or cheese cloth along with the salt. Let it sit for at least 1/2 hour to drain more liquid. Then squeeze out as much water as you can. It will not be completely dry, but give it what you got!
  • 4In a Kitchen aid, or bowl if using a hand blender,
    combine the softened cream cheese and sour cream. Blend it until it is smooth. If you want a thinner sauce, add more sour cream. You can also use plain yogurt in place of the sour cream.
  • 5Add the vinegar,garlic,chives and dill. Blend again.
    Then add the drained shredded cucumbers.
    Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • 6Refrigerate over night to blend flavors, but do taste it and add according to taste.
    This is not a traditional Tzatziki recipe, but one that can be made with ingredients that are readily available.
    Fresh tasting and many ways to enjoy! :)

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About Cucumber Dill Dip Tzatziki American style

Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American




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