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Magpie's Cucumber Sauce

The Magpie

"This sauce is wonderful to serve with falafel or other Greek, Indian, Russian or Armenian dishes. If you prefer a very rich and creamy cucumber sauce, substitute sour cream for the yogurt."
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45 m servings 13 cals
Original recipe yields 12 servings (1 1/2 cups of sauce)


  • Calories:
  • 13 kcal
  • < 1%
  • Fat:
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Carbs:
  • 1.9g
  • < 1%
  • Protein:
  • 0.9 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol:
  • < 1 mg
  • < 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 107 mg
  • 4%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Place the cucumber in a colander, sprinkle with salt, and allow to drain for 15 minutes.
  2. Mix the yogurt, mint, and dill in a bowl. Stir in the drained cucumber. Chill at least 30 minutes before serving.

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I rated this recipe, but I had to adjust the ingredients according to what I had available. I also did not measure anything; I just went by how much I thought I wanted of each indredient and 'd...

Very nice! this is an iranian side dish! not greek! its called masto-khiyar. We serve it at every lunch/dinner along with salad!

Easy, fresh and delicious. I had to use regular cucumbers as that's what I had and I did add just 1 tsp. fresh minced onion. Very nice with the mint. Thank you.

Oh so easy, and tasted amazing. We added this to gyros and it was exactly what I'd been looking for.

The only thing I added was a dash of honey. Probably doesnt make it authentic greek, but it made a great sauce even better! For me, it was the finishing touch!

This was enjoyed by my entire family. I used a regular seeded cucumber and finely diced it.

Spectacular with Falafal! It's a great Greek-style sauce!

Super simple and very yummy. I used fresh mint but only had dried basil. I used greek yogurt to increase the denseness of the sauce.

I wanted a yogurt-cucumber sauce that had minimal ingredients but still tasted like it should. I used what I had on hand, so I didn't add the mint, but that was ok. The cap fell off my dill so t...