Kicked Up Tzatziki Sauce

Total Time:
1 hr 20 min
Prep:
1 hr 20 min

Yield:
1 1/2 cups

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Ingredients
  • 1 medium cucumber, peeled, sliced in half, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice or white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dill or oregano
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon Essence, recipe follows
  • Essence (Emeril's Creole Seasoning):
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons paprika
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon dried leaf oregano
  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme
Directions

In a medium bowl combine all the ingredients and chill for at least 1 hour to allow the flavors to marry.

Serve as a dip.

Essence (Emeril's Creole Seasoning):

Combine all ingredients thoroughly and store in an airtight jar or container.

Yield: about 2/3 cup

Recipe from New New Orleans Cooking, by Emeril Lagasse and Jessie Tirsch. Published by William and Morrow, 1993.

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