Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Cucumber in Yogurt

This is a traditional Greek recipe which can be served as an appetizer or as a side dish to a main course. It is simple and refreshing. Recipe serves 4-6.


1 telegraph or 2-3 Lebanese cucumbers
1/2 teaspoon salt
7 fl oz (200 ml) natural yogurt
1 teaspoon freshly crushed garlic
1 teaspoon white wine vinegar
White pepper
1 tablespoon fresh parsley or mint, chopped


1. Peel and finely dice the cucumber. Place in a bowl and stir in salt. Leave for 15 minutes.
2. In another bowl combine the yogurt, garlic and vinegar.
3. Drain the liquid from the cucumbers then add to the yogurt mixture and stir. Season with pepper.
4. Just before serving sprinkle with parsley or mint.
5. Serve with crackers or pita bread.

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