This sauce is wonderful to serve with falafel or other Greek, Indian, Russian or Armenian dishes. If you prefer a very rich and creamy cucumber sauce, substitute sour cream for the yogurt.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
additional:
30 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 1/2 cups of sauce
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place the cucumber in a colander, sprinkle with salt, and allow to drain for 15 minutes.

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  • Mix the yogurt, mint, and dill in a bowl. Stir in the drained cucumber. Chill at least 30 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

13 calories; protein 0.9g; carbohydrates 1.9g; fat 0.2g; cholesterol 0.8mg; sodium 107mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
05/01/2009
I rated this recipe but I had to adjust the ingredients according to what I had available. I also did not measure anything; I just went by how much I thought I wanted of each indredient and 'dumped it'. I had no mint I did add red onions and pepper. Oh my oh my...what a good dip! I am sitting here eating it with low-sodium wheat thins even now!:D Read More
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24 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 19
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
05/01/2009
I rated this recipe but I had to adjust the ingredients according to what I had available. I also did not measure anything; I just went by how much I thought I wanted of each indredient and 'dumped it'. I had no mint I did add red onions and pepper. Oh my oh my...what a good dip! I am sitting here eating it with low-sodium wheat thins even now!:D Read More
(22)
Rating: 5 stars
01/26/2009
Very nice! this is an iranian side dish! not greek! its called masto-khiyar. We serve it at every lunch/dinner along with salad! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/18/2007
Easy fresh and delicious. I had to use regular cucumbers as that's what I had and I did add just 1 tsp. fresh minced onion. Very nice with the mint. Thank you. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/29/2010
Oh so easy and tasted amazing. We added this to gyros and it was exactly what I'd been looking for. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/31/2009
The only thing I added was a dash of honey. Probably doesnt make it authentic greek but it made a great sauce even better! For me it was the finishing touch! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/31/2012
This was enjoyed by my entire family. I used a regular seeded cucumber and finely diced it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/28/2007
Spectacular with Falafal! It's a great Greek-style sauce! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/14/2011
It's a great easy to make few ingredients sauce! I didn't like the addition of honey didn't have dill so I used 1 chopped green onion. Added some garlic powder instead of fresh one. Note: check first your cucumbers: they could be bitter! I had to through mine away and then used some English cucumber which was good. Go thru the precedure with cucumber to the letter of the recipe! I fried ground lamb patties and the sauce was a great companion to them. Bon Appetit! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/19/2012
Super simple and very yummy. I used fresh mint but only had dried basil. I used greek yogurt to increase the denseness of the sauce. Read More
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