Cucumber-Mint Dip

This is a pretty straight-up and standard dip/sauce for most Middle-Eastern fare. It’s kinda like a tzatziki, but the mint gives it a nice twist.  I made it the other night for some kabobs, but it would go with pretty much any seasoned meat from the area.  Potato chips?  Maybe. Enquiring minds want to know.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 3 tbsp
Servings Per Container 10

Amount Per Serving
Calories 41 Calories from Fat 5.4
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.6g 1%
Saturated Fat 0.5g 3%
Trans Fat g
Cholesterol 3mg 1%
Sodium 35mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 4.8g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0.2g 1%
Sugars 4g
Protein 3.1g 6%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

The ingredients are basically the recipe, so here it is.

  • 2 cups yogurt
  • 2 Persian cucumbers or 1 English cucumber, grated
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 heavy tablespoon fresh mint, cut up tiny
  • a pinch of pepper

And that’s it, really.  Combine in a bowl and chill until ready to serve. It’ll keep in the fridge for a couple of days.