This is something I made with my Mom growing up. Truly a wonderful Greek accompaniment to many meals, especially meats, or as a dip for veggies and pita bread. Strained yogurt may be found at Greek groceries and specialty shops, or use the method listed
INGREDIENTS (for 3 servings):
- 32 ounces plain yogurt
- 1 large English cucumber, peeled and shredded
- 5 cloves garlic, minced
- 3 tablespoons distilled white vinegar
- 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
- salt to taste
Place a cheese cloth over a medium bowl and strain the yogurt 6 hours in the refrigerator, or over night.
Drain as much excess liquid from the cucumber and garlic as possible.
In a large bowl, mix together the yogurt, cucumber, garlic, vinegar, olive oil and salt. Stir until a thick mixture has formed.