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Cucumbers

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img828Our clients love cucumbers! It’s one of the most in demand veg each week in our food basket.  We love it  too on our salad, fruit shake or as a dip to our grilled pork, lamb or chicken.

As a dip it is best to make it into a meze (pronounced meh-ZEH) or as an appetizer.

Over the years of living in Europe and loving Mediterranean food, we learnt how to make Tzatziki which is a tangy dip to not only kebabs or grilled pork or chicken but to pita bread as well.

If you are a beginner, we found this straightforward 2 step recipe from the BBC. So easy to make –

Tzatziki

Ingredients

  • 350g/12oz Greek yoghurt
  • 1 cucumber
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 cloves of garlic grated finely
  • dash of extra virgin olive oil
  • paprika for spinkling

Preparation method

  1. The best result is achieved by peeling and de-seeding the cucumber before grating. Hang the grated cucumber in muslin cloth or a tea towel in order to squeeze out all the excess liquid.
  2. Combine the yoghurt, cucumber, lemon juice and garlic. Add a dash of olive oil and sprinkle with paprika.

Hope you love them as much as we do!

Source http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/tzatziki_13049

Japanese and American cucumbers are available at TheVillageGreenShop including pastured pork, chicken and grass-fed lamb.

Contact us to order at 0927 675 5199/villagegreenshop@btinternet.com

 

 

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Author: The VillageGreenShop

The VillageGreenShop is a low carbon food social enterprise that champions local and organically grown fruits, veggies and herbs including stringently selected grass-fed and free-range meat, cheese and dairy products sourced directly from indigenous community supported farms and farmers co-op. We, at The VillageGreen Shop, sell only what we eat according to our strict criteria of NO PESTICIDES, FUNGICIDE, NO GMO, and NO HORMONE and ANTIBIOTICS.

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