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  • 3 medium cucumbers, peeled, seeded, and cut into 1/2 inch chunks
  • 2 teaspoons coarse salt
  • 2 Cups lowfat plain yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 Tablespoons minced fresh dill
  • 1 Tablespoon minced fresh mint
  • 1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice



Step 1

In a colander, toss together cucumver and 1 teaspoon salt. Place colander in sink and let drain for 20 to 30 minutes

Press cucumbers to extract excess liquid. Transfer to a bowl, mix in yogurt, garlic, dill, mint, oil, lemon juice, and remaining salt.

Refridgerate about 1 hour for flavors to blend, serve at room temp with pita bread.

Also a lovely topping for gyros.


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