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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

{Creamy Cucumber Sauce with Mint and Cilantro}

I feel like lately I have been on auto pilot while making dinner.  Pan sear protien, steam veggies and repeat.  While the meals are healthy, simple and fresh, I just felt like it was time to jazz things up!  Cue this delicious and healthy Cucumber Sauce!

Let me start by saying that I am a huge sucker for sauces.  I feel that sauces can be that extra little kick to a dish that totally elevates the flavor!  A good sauce to me is one that is  healthy and can be smothered over everything that I am eating!  And let me tell you, this Cucumber Sauce  is just that.  Healthy, creamy and loaded with flavor.  Added bonus it is delicious on pretty much anything!  Use it on top of pan seared salmon, as a flavorful dressing for a basic sandwich/warp, to dip veggies in, really folks the sky is the limit.  I whipped this sauce up last night and served it atop our pan seared salmon, yum! Think of this sauce as a slightly sweeter version of traditional tzaziki.  Fresh cilantro and mint give this sauce a fresh taste, while the cucumber adds a cool crunch!  You even get a little protein from the greek yogurt!  Make this today, right now!   

Creamy Cucumber Sauce with Mint and Cilantro
Brunch N'Cupcakes 
Makes about 1/2 Cup 

1/2 Cup GreeK Yogurt ( I used Fage 2%) 
1/4 Cup Cucumber Diced 
1 Teaspoon Dijon Mustard 
1 Teaspoon Honey 
Salt and Pepper to Taste 
1/2 Teaspoon Cumin 
1 Teaspoon Onion Powder
2 Garlic Cloves Minced
2 Tablespoons Chopped Fresh Mint 
2 Tablespoons Chopped Fresh Cilantro 
1 Teaspoon Tahini 

1- In a small bowl combine yogurt, mustard, honey, spices, and tahini.  Whisk together until well combined. 
2- Add garlic, cucumber, cilantro and mint to yogurt mixture.  Stir until well combined and enjoy!  

**Serve atop pan seared or grilled fish or chicken, use as a dip for veggies, or use as a dressing on sandwiches and in wraps!