How to make it

  • Peel the cucumber, remove seeds (if any with a spoon), shred the cucumbers, then squeeze to drain excess liquid..
  • Peel and mince the garlic together with the salt.
  • Add to cucumber and mix all ingredients together. If you like add 1 table spoonful of mild mustard. Sprinkle some dried mint on top.
  • Refrigerate at least 30 minutes before consuming, always keeping it covered to avoid smell in fridge.
  • Tip: If you do not have drained yogurt, place the yogurt in a large square of double cheesecloth. Tie the cheesecloth at the top and let any excess liquid drain for about 4 hours.
  • Tip: If you are on diet or have high cholesterol use 0% fat yogurt and only 1 teaspoonful of oil.
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  • marianna 8 years ago
    I will make this one for sure. Thanks for sharing.
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    chef2 ate it and said...
    Have a large container of yogurt will make this one today.Vernalisa
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  • leonora5 10 years ago
    Thanks Ivy, Its a great recipe. I tried my own and can see where I went wrong! I had way too much garlic and did not put the olive oil.
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  • rosemaryblue 10 years ago
    I love yogurt with garlic and herbs! It is such a wonderful compliment to meat, potatoes, green vegetables, etc. Thanks for sharing.
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  • muncheegrrrl 10 years ago
    i love garlic and i love yogurt. i'll have to try this out... what is 1 yogurt ? 200 grams = how many cups ? Sorry! I'm still learning...
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  • legoflamb 10 years ago
    Mint is a classic flavor for all things Greek. These are wonderful additions to the site! Thanks Ivy.
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  • notyourmomma 10 years ago
    Yum. The addition of dried mint is something I had never thought of, I'll be making this very soon. Terrific Post.
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  • clbacon 10 years ago
    Thanks for the post....I love this stuff! Now I can make my own.
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