Tzatziki Sauce
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Serves: About 1 cup
 
Ingredients
  • 2 ounces raw, unsalted cashews (about ½ cup)
  • ⅓ cup water
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 small clove garlic
  • 1 cup chopped cucumber (peeled and including seeds)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh dill (or ½ teaspoon dried)
Instructions
  1. Place the cashews, water, lemon juice, and garlic into a blender, and set aside for at least 15 minutes (so the cashews can soften).
  2. Blend the sauce until smooth.
  3. Add the cucumber and dill, and blend briefly (you want the final sauce to retain some texture). add a little water if needed. Chill for the best flavor. Store covered in the refrigerator and shake before using.
Notes
Use ¾ cup of white beans (drained and rinsed) instead of cashews for a lighter, lower-calorie sauce. If you make your own plant-based yogurt, feel free to use that, or some soft tofu.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: ¼ recipe (1/4 cup) Calories: 85 Fat: 6.3g Saturated fat: 1.1g Carbohydrates: 5.8g Sugar: 1.5g Sodium: 3mg Fiber: 0.7g Protein: 2.9g Cholesterol: 0
Recipe by Straight Up Food at http://www.straightupfood.com/blog/2016/01/22/baked-falafel-with-tzatziki-sauce/