This is a traditional Middle Eastern condiment commonly associated with Greek food, and which is often enjoyed with plain or toasted pita bread. Also it serves as a dip for my Grilled Lamb chops.
Preparation Time : 1 hour
Ready in : 10 minutes
Serves : 4
2 cups of greek or whole milk yogurt, drained (500 ml)
1/2 medium english cucumber, peeled and grated
pinch of salt
1 small clove of garlic finely chopped
handful of chopped fresh mint
salt and freshly cracked black pepper to taste.
- Hang yogurt in sieve or fine mesh strainer over medium bowl. Let stand at least one hour, letting excess liquid drain away.
- Very lightly salt grated cucumber and let hang in same manner
- Combine the thickened yogurt, cucumber, garlic and mint in a medium bowl. Season to taste with salt and pepper
- Just before serving, mix in freshly chopped mint leaves.