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                                  Tzatziki
 
 Recipe By     : Miriam Podcameni Posvolsky
 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Hors d'Oeuvres And Dips          Salads
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    3      cups          plain yogurt ( Nestle)
    4      large         cucumbers -- to 5
    3                    clove garlic
                         salt and pepper -- to taste
           pinch         cumin
    1      tablespoon    olive oil
    1      tablespoon    paprika
   12                    Kalamata olives -- large black olives
 
 Empty yogurt on a sieve lined with cheese cloth to drain, about 2 to 3 hours.
 Peel and grate cucumber and sprinkle with salt.Let stand 30 minutes.
 Place cucumber in a sieve to dry or squeeze water out in a cheesecloth.
 Mix together all the ingredients except paprika and olives. Chill.
 Place the   tzatziki in a serving dish top it with olive oil, paprika and
 decorate with the olives.
 
 (August 1995)
 
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 Serving Ideas : May be served as a dip as well ,with pita.
 
 NOTES : This is a great salad to serve in summer.