Magpie's Cucumber Sauce


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.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
1 1/2 cups of sauce


  • 2 small pickling cucumbers, peeled, seeded, and diced

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • cup low-fat plain yogurt

  • ½ teaspoon minced fresh mint leaves

  • ½ teaspoon minced fresh dill


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

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

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

13 Calories
0g Fat
2g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 13
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Sodium 107mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 1mg 5%
Calcium 29mg 2%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 71mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.