Friday, July 2, 2010

Grilled Salmon with Tzatziki Sauce

This was a very simple, quick, light, and delicious meal (and low in calories!).

I made the tzatziki sauce Sunday when I did my prep work; this allowed all the flavors to integrate and marinate together for the best, most flavorful sauce.

Tzatziki is a Greek or Turkish meze or appetizer also used as a sauce. Tzatziki is made with strained yogurt mixed with cucumbers, garlic, salt, and various other spices and flavors. It is such a simple dish to make and pairs well with all sorts of breads, meats or vegetables.


- 1 single serve carton of plain (not vanilla) Greek yogurt
- 1/2 large cucumber
- minced garlic, to taste
- mint, oregano, basil, salt

Wash the cucumber and slice width wise into circles. Place on a paper towel and sprinkle lightly with salt. Cover with another paper towel and leave for an hour or so to allow to moisture to absorb from the cucumbers.

Finely dice the cucumbers and add to the Greek yogurt. Add about a teaspoon of garlic and season to taste with mint, oregano, basil, and salt. Cover and store in the refrigerator.


- 4-6oz of salmon per person
- Olive oil
- Dill
- Salt, pepper

Brush the salmon lightly with olive oil. Season with salt, pepper, and dill. Grill on a medium-hot grill 3-4 min per side.

Serve alongside tzatziki with a tomato-cucumber salad and some pita chips.


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