Chickpea Tzatziki Dip
Copyright © 2016 Lindsey S. Love, from Chickpea Flour Does It All: Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Recipes for Every Taste and Season. Reprinted with permission from the publisher, The Experiment.
Tzatziki is a Greek yogurt–based sauce and dip. It's served cold and is flavored with cooling cucumbers, garlic, and lemon juice. Chickpea flour is used here to
form that creamy base that tzatziki is known for, but without the yogurt, and it does a remarkable job of duplicating it entirely. This dip is best made the day before you plan to serve it, but it can also be made the morning of; it needs time to cool and for the flavors to meld. Serve with flatbread or vegetables.
1. Place the grated cucumber in a fine-mesh sieve. Use your palm and push to squeeze out as much liquid as possible; set aside.
2. In a small saucepan, whisk together the water and flour until smooth. Turn heat to medium and continue whisking until the mixture thickens, about 6 to 7
minutes; the mixture will resemble a roux or melted cheese. Remove from the heat.
3. Place the flour mixture, cashews, garlic, vinegar, oil, lemon juice, and salt and pepper (to taste), in a high-speed blender; blend for 1 minute, until smooth.
Pour the mixture into a bowl; stir in the grated cucumber and dill. Let the tzatziki come to room temperature, then refrigerate for at least 4 hours. Remove from the refrigerator when ready to serve and give it a good stir.
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