Tzatziki Sauce For Gyros

Course : BBQ Sauce
Serves: 3
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2 small cucumbers
1 teaspoon salt -- to taste
1 1/4 cups yogurt -- plain
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon white pepper -- to taste
3 cloves garlic -- or more
1/4 cup fresh mint leaves

Preparation / Directions:

Use fresh mint leaves, shredded, 2 tablespoons dried mint, crushed or 1/4 cup coarsely chopped flat-leaf parsley. Use more or less garlic, minced, to your preference. Peel, seed and dice cucumbers. Sprinkle with salt and set aside to drain. Combine yogurt, olive oil, fresh lemon juice, pepper and garlic in large bowl. Cover and refrigerate. Just before serving, beat yogurt sauce with wooden spoon until smooth. Have fresh mint torn into small pieces. Dry cucumber by gently squeezing between paper towels. Combine cucumbers with mint leaves and yogurt mixture. Add salt and pepper to taste. Use with Gyros of all kinds. Can also be used as dippers with pita bread cut into wedges and baked for few minutes until crisp.

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