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Sunday, 27 September 2015

Vampire-repelling Tzatziki

I pinched Jamie Oliver's idea for this and added a ton of garlic - not to everyone's taste but I LOVED the Tzatziki we had in Kephalonia which had so much garlic in, it was spicy.

Do not make this for a first date. Hubby and I have just worked out we've been together for 18 years. That's longer than the young man I was chatting to at church earlier has been alive...

3 garlic cloves (easily could be less)
Half a cucumber
170g Tub of 0% total Greek yoghurt
1tsp dried mint
Salt to taste

Grate the cucumber into a pasta bowl, and sprinkle salt over the surface.
Smash the garlic and chop as finely as possible.
Mix the mint and yoghurt together with the garlic.
Squeeze the water out of the cucumber and add to the yoghurt mixture.
Allow the flavours to mingle and serve with crudites.

Syn free

Roasted Carrot Hummus (Slimming World)

400g carrots
Tin chickpeas
170g tub 0% fat total Greek yoghurt
1tsp Mexican spice mix (or hot paprika)
Fry light

Parboil the carrots for 5 min.
Place drained carrots in a tub and add the spice. Close the lid and give it a good shake.
Spread carrots on a baking sheet and roast in a hot oven for about half an hour.
Meanwhile drain and rinse the chickpeas, and boil for ten minutes to soften (I used the carrot water).
Place the carrots and chickpeas into a food processor and add the yoghurt. Mix until smooth.

Garnish with chives - I've got garlic chives growing.

Syn free!