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Saturday, November 7, 2009

Yogurt Salad with Cucumbers

A good and healthy Lebanese salad recipe consisting mainly of plain Yogurt and Cucumbers is rich with nutritious substances. This light salad recipe takes less than 10 minutes to prepare and is considered a healthy food.

Yogurt and Cucumbers Salad Recipe Ingredients:
  • 2-3 cucumbers.
  • 1 cup of plain yogurt.
  • 1-2 raw garlic cloves.
  • A dash of salt to taste.
  • 3 tea spoons of dried mint.
  • 8 table spoons of olive oil to taste.
Method for Preparing Yogurt and Cucumbers Salad:
  • Peel the garlic cloves and add a dash of salt to a bowel.
  • Crush the garlic cloves in the bowel using a pestle till all the salt is soaked by the garlic.
  • Cut the cucumbers into quarters (length wise).
  • Taste each cucumber to insure it doesn't have a bitterly taste.
  • Chop each cucumber diagonally to get thin quarter rings.
  • Add the chopped cucumbers to the crushed/mashed salty garlic bowl.
  • Add plain yogurt to the bowl.
  • Add 1-2 tea spoons of dried mint to the ingredients.
To make the Lebanese Yogurt and Cucumbers Salad, gently mix the ingredients in the bowel then sprinkle 1 tea spoon of dried mint on top of the salad and add olive oil on top as desired before serving.
  • Serves 1-2 people
Cook's Notes:
  1. The Cucumbers and Yogurt salad should be consumed immediately after preparation and it would have a superb taste if not chilled. In case it was chilled, bring it to room temperature before consuming.
  2. You may use garlic powder instead of garlic cloves but natural garlic cloves would taste better than garlic powder.
  3. If you don't have a pestle to crush the garlic cloves use the bottom of a mug (be careful.
  4. The Lebanese Yogurt Salad is an appetizer and can be consumed with plain pita bread.
  5. Read more about the Benefits of Cucumbers
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