This is a Greek yogurt sauce made with cucumbers and fresh mint. It's perfect for gyros, dipping raw vegetables, etc. Combine chopped onion with the mixture if desired. Low-fat or nonfat yogurt may be used.
INGREDIENTS (for 2 servings):
- 2 cups plain yogurt
- 2 cloves crushed garlic
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint leaves
- 1 large cucumber - peeled, seeded and shredded
Use a cheese cloth to strain the yogurt over a bowl for 3 to 4 hours, until most of the water has drained.
Press excess liquid out of the shredded cucumber. In a medium bowl, stir together the cucumber and strained yogurt. Mix in the garlic, salt, pepper and mint. Chill the mixture for 1 to 2 hours.