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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Cucumber Yogurt Sauce (Tzatziki)

In my Syrian household, this yogurt is a MUST with the puff pastry pies stuffed with meat and rice! It also goes well as a healthy dip for veggies and by any rice dish that is not part of a stew dish. In Arabic this is called "laban bil khyar" and it translates literally into "yogurt with cucumber" ;) This is very similar to Greek tzatziki sauce and I use this recipe any time I need tzatziki.

Serves about 4 people

-2 cups yogurt
-1 cup finely chopped cucumber
-1 garlic clove, crushed (optional)
-1 1/2 tablespoons dried mint, crushed
-salt to taste

-Mix all the ingredients together and serve with "ouzi!"

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