A friend made this dip for me the other day, and I went straight home to re-create it so that I wouldn't forget the recipe. This is super easy to make, and is a refreshing dip for the hot summer weather.
This is very similar to the Persian Mast-o-Khiar dip, but with bigger cucumber chunks and added garlic.
The amount of fresh mint you put into this dip will depend on taste. This is best served with pita bread or flavored rice.
I would avoid eating this dip if you have a hot date...just sayin :)
This recipe yields 1 cup.
Cucumber Garlic Yogurt Dip
- 1 cup of plain yogurt
- 1 seedless English cucumber, peeled
- 2-3 springs of fresh mint, leaves only (approximately 15-20 leaves)
- 1 garlic, minced
- salt and pepper
1. In a bowl, mix together the yogurt, garlic and mint.
2. Roughly chop the peeled cucumber into small cubes or slices. Add the cucumber to the yogurt mixture. Add salt and pepper to taste. Mix well and serve cold.