Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Cucumber, Mint and Yogurt Sauce

During the summer months, my late mother-in-law often made this refreshingly delicious and easy Middle Eastern sauce. I don't know exactly how she made it, but this recipe, my own version, is darn close. It's great with grilled meat, as a dip, or as a saucy side to any number of dishes. And don't be making fun of the ancient Tupperware. I have a whole set, a gift from my mother-in-law. Happy memories!

1 seedless English cucumber or 3-4 small seedless cucumbers, peeled
2 cups plain low-fat yogurt
2 medium garlic cloves, peeled and minced
3-4 tsps. dried mint, crumbled fine
1 tsp. olive oil
½ tsp. sea salt

1. Finely dice the cucumber.
2. In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients and blend well. Cover and refrigerate until chilled, about 1 hour.
3. Garnish with fresh mint or parsley, if desired.