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Arabic Yogurt & Cucumber With Mint Salad

A refreshing and healthy salad that takes less than 10 minutes from start to finish. Goes great with lamb or chicken dishes.
Ingredients
  Plain yogurt 3 Pound
  Crushed garlic 1 Tablespoon (3 small cloves used)
  Fine salt 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Cucumbers 1 1⁄2 Large, partially peeled, quarterd, sliced in small pieces
  Dry mint 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (Scant cup)
For the garnish
  Fresh mint sprigs To Taste
  Cucumber 1⁄2 Medium, thinly sliced
  Pomegranate seeds 2 Teaspoon (As needed)
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Partially peel cucumbers as shown in the video.
2. Place on a cutting board the lightly peeled cucumber and cut in half and again in half, making four pieces.
3. With the flat side down on the board, carefully slice the whole cucumber and repeat with the remaining cucumber. (Reserve 1/2 cucumber and slice in half circles. They will be used to garnish).

MAKING
4. In a large bowl, pour the yogurt, garlic, salt and mix together with a spoon.
5. Then add the sliced cucumbers and mix again.
6. Finally take the dry mint in the palm of your hands and grind them over the bowl as they fall like sprinkles over the mixture. Mix again.

FINALIZING
7. Pour the yogurt salad in a serving bowl, then take the half circles of sliced cucumbers and place them around the edges of the your dish.
8. Garnish with pomegranate seeds as shown in the video.

SERVING
9. Serve with lamb or chicken dishes.

TIPS
You may also serve as a dip, it goes wonderfully with raw veggies, baked breads and meats.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Arabic
Course: 
Side Dish
Taste: 
Savory
Feel: 
Creamy
Method: 
Mixing
Dish: 
Salad
Ingredient: 
Yogurt
Interest: 
Healthy
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Servings: 
10
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Jerry.Ramirez's picture
Love it!!!