I like this dip just by itself, with pita or drizzled over veggies. It's also heavenly with hamburgers, kabobs or lamb. My Egyptian Mother in Law showed me how to make this so it's relatively authentic.
1 1/4 cup plain yogurt 3/4 cup finely diced english cucumber (or regular cucumber with the seeds removed) 1-2 cloves minced garlic 1/8 tsp. salt 1.5 Tbsn. water 1 Tbsn. parsley for garnish
Optional: 2 Tbsn. Mint finely chopped*
Mix together the first four ingredients until well combined. Add the water and mix well. The water is added to the yogurt because traditionally this is made with Leban, a thin Middle Eastern yogurt. The water helps to thin out the regular, American style yogurt to a more authentic texture. For all the calorie conscious eaters, I've made this with fat free yogurt before and it worked out well.
*The optional mint gives the salad a refreshing taste just mix it in during the first step.
My name's Rebecca but ever since I was five I've been called Becky. I am a new blogger but a long time food lover. I enjoy learning new recipes especially Arabic ones to try out on my lovely Egyptian husband. I am hoping to learn from others and dare I even say it? Maybe inspire a few people in the process.