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Saturday, May 29, 2010

Romain Wraps & Tzatziki

Since we got some great romaine & cucumbers in our box this past week, we thought of something a little different, no carbohydrates. So we had a few marinated turkey breasts and an idea for wraps without pita.

Lets make the tzatziki ...

1/2 a container of plain yogurt (Foxhill if possible)
1-2 cloves of minced garlic (depending how garlicky you like it)
1/2 English cucumber, grated
2 Tbsp. chopped fresh dill
1/2 tsp ground cumin (optional)
squeeze of lemon juice to taste
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

A good Tzatziki requires that you use strained yogurt. Take your plain yogurt and dump in a metal strainer, lined with cheesecloth with a pot underneath to catch the draining liquid. You’ll need at least 3-4 or 12 hours for the final thick result.

Next step is to take your cucumber and seed it then box grate it into the strainer. Sprinkle some salt to help draw out the moisture. Give the cucumber 30 minutes and use a cheese cloth or your hands (in batches) to squeeze out the water.

Add your grated cucumber to the yogurt and now add 1-2 cloves of minced garlic, your chopped dill, season with salt to taste, squeeze of lemon juice, the olive oil and the ground cumin. I find the cumin gives your Tzatziki that “je ne sais quoi”!

Once you have you tzatziki mixed, time to prepare the wrap's wrappings (toppings?). We had a few marinated turkey breasts that we did on the BBQ. You can add anything you like, make it vegetarian or raw if you want. We sliced tomatoes, cucumber, radishes and spring turnip. Add the hot sauce of your choice, or not.

Now prepare romaine, we took some of the stalk out and pressed the remaining stalk down to crack, so it rolls nice. Place ingredients on leaf end and roll up. Enjoy!!!

1 comment:

  1. That looks really good

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