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Categories: Low-calorie, Quick to fix, Vegetarian
Type: Spreads and Dressings

This cucumber and yogurt concoction goes well on greens, pita bread, and sandwiches.

Serves: serves 4


  • 1 medium-sized cucumber
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 10 oz (300 g) natural yogurt
  • 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp fresh mint leaves
  • freshly ground black pepper

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  1. Wash, dry, and cut the cucumber into cubes, sprinkle with salt, and place in a colander. Leave to drain for at least an hour.
  2. Stir the garlic into the yogurt, and add the oil and most of the mint leaves-save a few for the garnish.
  3. Dry the cucumber, put in a bowl, add the yogurt mixture, and toss.
  4. Add the black pepper and garnish with the reserved mint leaves.

Excerpted from SuperFoods, SuperFast.
Copyright © 2006 Dorling Kindersley Limited.
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