Cucumbers in a creamy yogurt dressing. Serve very cold.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 15 mins
Servings:
7
Yield:
7 servings
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Ingredients

7
Original recipe yields 7 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • Pour off the liquid that has formed, pressing cucumber firmly. Crumble mint over cucumbers.

  • Beat yogurt until smooth; blend in a drizzle of olive oil if desired. Pour over cucumbers. Refrigerate until thoroughly chilled.

Nutrition Facts

55 calories; protein 2.5g; carbohydrates 6.1g; fat 2.6g; cholesterol 2.1mg; sodium 28mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/30/2003
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. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
08/26/2004
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. Read More
(13)
34 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 18
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
01/29/2003
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. Read More
(31)
Rating: 5 stars
07/26/2005
Instead of using mint I too used dill. EXCELLENT! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
08/26/2004
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/25/2007
My SO and I enjoyed this recipe. It was refreshing. I followed the recipe instructions except for the cucumber preparation. I peeled seeded and sliced them thicker and I did not salt them. They were not watery at all. If any water did form on top I just poured it off. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/21/2005
I loved this recipe! Actually I used dill instead of mint and it was great. It's a good side dish with spicy foods. Read More
(10)
Rating: 1 stars
09/25/2002
This wasn't very good. I tried serving it over some fresh greens but in the end there was just too much garlic and not enough flavor from anything else! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/27/2010
Loved it. Then added feta and it blew my mind. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/25/2010
I took fresh produce from my organic garden and I turned this into a cucumber and yogurt chilled soup. I used dill from my garden instead of mint and topped it with fresh diced green onions. I followed the recipe and loved it:) very fresh clean and healthy. Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
01/31/2012
By subbing dill for the mint and adding just a tablespoon of chopped onion and a splash of lemon juice this went from good to tremendous! Deleting the olive oil and using nonfat yogurt makes it so healthy, it's scary! Read More
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