Our tzatziki toast is a dill-icious and refreshing palate cleanser that goes great with eggplant, zucchini, or a spicy protein of your choosing. To make your own, start by grating cucumber in a small bowl, then toss in a pinch of salt. In a separate bowl, whisk farmer cheese and kefir together, then add in garlic, fresh herbs, salt, pepper, and lemon juice. Strain the cucumber and fold into the kefir mixture. Refrigerate for up to 4 days, then garnish with fresh mint, dill, and olive oil.
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- Grate cucumbers and place in a bowl with the salt and toss well (this will help it release moisture). Let sit 10 minutes while you prep the remaining ingredients.
- In a medium bowl, whisk whole milk kefir, farmer cheese, garlic, fresh herbs, salt, pepper and lemon juice.
- Place the salted cucumber in a strainer, rinse well under the kitchen faucet, drain well, pressing out any excess liquid through the strainer, pressing down with your fingers. You will end up with one cup of cucumber.
- Fold the strained cucumber into kefir mixture, taste and adjust salt and lemon juice to taste.
- Cover and refrigerate until ready to use. This will keep 4 days in the fridge.
- Garnish with fresh dill or mint sprigs and a drizzle of olive oil for extra richness. Spread this mixture on toasted bread.