• 1 English cucumber, peeled
  • 2 cups plain yogurt, low-fat, drained
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed with a pinch of salt
  • 3 teaspoons dried mint, crumbled and pressed through a fine sieve; or fresh mint, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • Mint sprigs as needed
Finely dice cucumber. In a medium bowl, combine yogurt, garlic, and 3/4 teaspoon salt. Add cucumber and dried mint and blend well. Cover and refrigerate until well chilled, about 1 hour.

Garnish with a drizzle of olive oil and sprigs of fresh mint.

Yield: 4-6 servings