Recipe by Lobbylady
"Drain some low-fat yogurt overnight to make this yummy cucumber dressing. This is a delicious topping for grilled chicken or meat. It's also a great dip for veggies and pita chips."
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1 (16 ounce) container
low-fat plain yogurt
cucumber, peeled, seeded, and grated
chopped fresh parsley
chopped fresh mint
fresh lemon juice
salt and pepper to taste
Yummy! I used Greek-style non-fat yogurt instead of messing around with straining regular yogurt (Greek-style yogurt is already strained).
I thought this was just OK. Straining the yogurt gave it a better consistency. But think it had too much mint, not enough garlic and needed dill.
excellent, i did add a little dill in an attempt to copy a local greek place, and it turned out perfect. the longer you strain the yogurt the thicker sauce you will get. I had no cheesecloth so i had to improvise with a couple coffee filters taped over a bowl.
Freezing and then thawing the yogurt first makes it much faster to drain; I use a coffee filter over a strainer and it takes maybe an hour to drain--it comes out like thick Greek yogurt (even when I use nonfat yogurt). Also, I use an immersion blender instead of grating the cucumber and just blend it all together.
I made this to accompany my gyros tonight and it was really good. I omitted the mint and added about a tsp of minced onion. I also added about a 1/2 tbls. of sugar to cut the tang of the yogurt. Will make again!
Thanks SO much for this recipe!! I can't believe how authentic it tastes. I couldn't find my cheesecloth anywhere so I took others advice to use three coffee filters and it worked perfectly draining only an hour. I also added garlic salt and onion powder although I'm sure it would be just as good without. I also skipped the cucumber draining and just pressed it between two paper towels, it was perfect! I let it sit in the refrigerator for two hours before dinner and my DH went crazy over this sauce on the turkey gyro recipe from this site!!
First time I ever tried something like this. I used 2 coffee filters instead of cheesecloth. I also used only 2 6oz containers of plain yogurt. I served it over the Souvlaki(from this site). It was all very good!
This was AWESOME. I could have eaten it all by itself. I also like how the strained yogurt changes consistency. Really cool.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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