Minty Cucumber And Yoghurt Salad

    15 minutes

    First the cucumber slices are 'cured ' for half an hour in garlic paste and salt. Then they're sprinkled with mint, and combined with yoghurt. Serve very cold.

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    Serves: 7 

    • 3 cucumbers
    • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
    • salt to taste
    • 2 tablespoons dried mint
    • 1 cup plain yoghurt
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil

    Preparation:15min  ›  Ready in:15min 

    1. Peel, quarter lengthwise and seed cucumbers. Slice thinly. Mix together with garlic. Layer cucumber slices in a salad bowl, sprinkling each layer lightly with salt. Let stand for 30 minutes.
    2. Pour off the liquid that has formed, pressing cucumber firmly. Crumble mint over cucumbers.
    3. Beat yoghurt until smooth and blend in a drizzle of olive oil if desired. Pour over cucumbers. Refrigerate until thoroughly chilled.

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    I am totally impressed with this recipe! It tastes exactly like the cucumber and yogurt salad I've been served in many middle eastern restaurants. When I wrote up my shopping list, I neglected to write down how many cucumbers to purchase. As a result, I only bought two. The only change I made was to lighten up a bit on the mint, and it turned out just fine.  -  15 Feb 2001  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Instead of using mint, I too used dill. EXCELLENT!  -  26 Jul 2005  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I did not like these at all, the salt caused the cucumbers to be watery, which watered down the yogurt sauce. I will not try these again.  -  26 Aug 2004  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)