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Greek Goddess Dressing

Greek Goddess Dressing 2.000
May 17, 2006

This recipe was developed for Pans Bagnats a la Grecque, but it also makes a great dip. It's a takeoff on tzatziki, a Greek cucumber yogurt sauce.


Servings: 2 cups
Ingredients
  • 1 medium seedless cucumber, cut into thirds (not peeled)
  • 1 medium zucchini, cut into thirds
  • 1 scallion, white and tender green parts, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup flat-leaf parsley, coarsely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 containers (6 ounces) plain nonfat yogurt
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 avocado, flesh hopped

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Directions

Grate the outsides of the cucumber pieces, stopping before you get to the seeds if there are any. Over a sink, squeeze the grated cucumber tightly in your hands to remove as much water as possible. Place the grated cucumber (there should be about 1/2 cup) in a medium resealable container. Repeat with the zucchini. In a mini food processor or blender, pulse the scallion, parsley, garlic, 6 ounces of the yogurt, salt and pepper to taste until liquefied as much as possible. Add the avocado and puree until smooth. Add the puree to the cucumber and zucchini and stir in the remaining 6 ounces of yogurt. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.


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Adapted from chef and former restaurateur David Hagedorn.

Tested by Leigh Lambert.

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Nutritional Facts

Calories per serving (2 tablespoons): 68


% Daily Values*

Total Fat: 3g 5%

Saturated Fat: 0g 0%

Cholesterol: 0mg 0%

Sodium: 71mg 3%

Total Carbohydrates: 8g 3%

Dietary Fiber: 3g 12%

Sugar: n/a

Protein: 3g


*Percent Daily Value based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Total Fat: Less than 65g

Saturated Fat: Less than 20g

Cholesterol: Less than 300mg

Sodium: Less than 2,400mg

Total Carbohydrates: 300g

Dietary Fiber: 25g

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