First the cucumber slices are "cured " for half an hour in garlic paste and salt. Then they 're sprinkled with dried mint, and combined woth yogurt.
INGREDIENTS (for 7 servings):
- 3 cucumbers
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- salt to taste
- 2 tablespoons dried mint
- 1 cup plain yogurt
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
Peel, quarter lengthwise, and seed cucumbers. Slice thinly. Mix together with garlic. Layer cucumber slices in a salad bowl, sprinkling each layer lightly with salt. Let stand for 30 minutes.
Pour off the liquid that has formed, pressing cucumber firmly. Crumble mint over cucumbers.
Beat yogurt until smooth; blend in a drizzle of olive oil if desired. Pour over cucumbers. Refrigerate until thoroughly chilled.