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Quark Tzatziki

November  5, 2019
Photo by Wunder Creamery
Author Notes

This “German style” tzatziki makes a great appetizer for any event. Serve it with a fresh baguette or even a pita, the possibilities are endless! —Wunder Creamery

  • Prep time 15 minutes
  • Cook time 30 minutes
  • Serves 4-6 people
Ingredients
  • 1 large, hothouse cucumber
  • 2 cups Wünder Creamery plain quark
  • 2 medium, lemons
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon zest
  • 1/3 cup fresh dill, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons good quality, olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, finely grated
  • 2 pinches salt
  • Dash freshly ground black pepper
In This Recipe
Directions
  1. Peel the cucumber, slice in half and remove the seeds from the middle with a metal spoon. Prepare a colander over the sink or plate.
  2. Begin slicing the cucumber in half and then slice each half into 4 equal parts and cut into tiny pieces yet not too thin, just enough for the tzatziki to appear chunky.
  3. Place all the sliced cucumbers into the colander and sprinkle with a generous pinch of salt, mixing with your hands. The idea here is to drain out as much water as possible. Leave the cucumbers in the colander for about 30 minutes to an hour, at the end squeezing them gently to remove excess moisture.
  4. In a separate medium bowl, combine the cucumbers, dill, lemon juice, lemon zest, 1 tablespoon of olive oil, a pinch of salt, fresh pepper, and grated garlic.
  5. Mix well then fold in the quark. Once well incorporated, place into the fridge to let it marinate for at least 30 minutes – and at this time the garlicy “bite” will soften.
  6. Remove, stir once more, garnish with the rest of the olive oil and dill. Enjoy with warm pita, as a dip for chicken skewers, or for anything that may need a nice refreshing touch!

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