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Beet Tzatziki

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Sofra in Cambridge has been my go-to lunch spot for about 6 months now. I work nearby and love everything about this place. Most of the time I am in a hurry so I grab one of their stuffed flatbreads to go, but when I have a minute to stop and really enjoy my lunch, I like to go inside and relax with some crick-crack crackers and selections from the Mezze Bar. The only problem is that the first thing I tried from the Mezze Bar was so amazing, that I can't seem to try any of the other choices! Their beet tzatziki is so appealing to all the senses that my brain refuses to let me order anything else.

I had a craving for this tzatziki on a non-work day, and we all know the last thing you want to do on a day off is to go anywhere near work, so I decided to make some at home. I switched it up a bit, either because I was in the mood for smoother tzatziki, or because I was too lazy to shred the beets and just felt like throwing the whole mess into the blender.


It's THAT easy



The color is just stunning.



It begs to be eaten.





As I mentioned, mine was smooth while theirs is nice and chunky. It depends on what you like texture wise, but the flavors were pretty similar. I haven't been in a month or so, but I think theirs might have had some dill and a few more things snuck in there, mainly to subtly boost up the beety goodness.


4 small beets roasted until tender, 2ish cups of greek yogurt, one clove of garlic grated, juice of a lemon, salt and pepper, blend until delicious.


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Picture # 3 also "begs" to be made into a wallpaper...
awesome pictures.

I was excited for a moment when I saw "Cambridge" and thought "does he mean Cambridge, Ontario? he lives near me?!" then realized you meant MN. :(

Love Sofra as well and haven't been able to pass up their mezze bar, nor the beet tzatiki..the recipe for the one that they use is in her cookbook "Spice", which has been a go-to source of inspiration for me lately

I love Sofra. (And Oleana) Love the bright color of this beet tzatziki and had no idea it was this easy to make!

P.S. Lechmere has been pretty good to me the past 2 years, but now it's closed til December and that's really annoying!

I just did a post on your wonderful recipe. It is amazing & I sooooo enjoyed making/eating/blogging about it!! Just love your blog. Hope to make more of your recipes soon. Come see how good you look! www.watching-what-i-eat.blogspot.com

I just did a post on your wonderful recipe. It is amazing & I sooooo enjoyed making/eating/blogging about it!! Just love your blog. Hope to make more of your recipes soon. Come see how good you look! www.watching-what-i-eat.blogspot.com

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