This recipe had a relatively short list of ingredients so there were only two issues to deal with. The first change I needed to make was to use Mrs Dash Table Blend
in the rub in lieu of salt. The other problem was the cucumber slices are typically de-watered by sprinkling the slices with salt and letting them rest for 30 minutes in which time the excess water gets drawn out. This I couldn’t do for obvious reasons As an experiment I tried seeing if the Mrs. Dash Table Blend
would draw out any moisture. After 30 minutes there was very little water standing on the surface. I gave the cucumbers an additional 30 minutes with not much better luck. I needed to press on, so I patted the cucumber slices dry and added them to the food processor. After I removed the finished product from the fridge I ran it through a fine mesh strainer before adding the Tzatziki to the serving dish. I need to try to find another way to draw the moisture out without using salt.
- I used Mrs. Dash Table Blend in lieu of Kosher salt to season the dip.
- I used Mrs. Dash Table Blend in lieu of Kosher salt to draw the moisture out of the cucumbers.
Despite my having to strain the tzatziki prior to using it, the end results were very good. I was told it was the equal of tzatziki folks had tried in Greektown. So if you are not going to have total success, you can certainly do far worse than I did on this first attempt.