I can’t believe I am saying this, I miss the cold weather I had a month ago in Europe. For someone who has yin (cooler) body and can’t sleep in an air conditioned room and , it’s a big deal. The hot humid year end weather in Kuala Lumpur is softly killing me. Cool quick dishes are the way to go like refreshing yogurt cucumber salad.
Yogurt + cucumber is pretty common and faubulous combination. I used a common middle eastern recipe, that is a popular side dish in Lebanon, Turkey and all over the Middle East. Some people call it salad, some called it sauce. Other parts of the world has a somewhat similar dish like the Greek tzatziki; the Indian raita and the Bulgarian tarator.
This tangy cucumber salad is super easy to make. Use small thin cucumbers as they are tender and flavourful. Yogurt is a staple food in the Arab and middle eastern kitchen. It’s believed that yogurt aids digestion and contributes to longevity.
- 1 small thin Cucumbers
- 1 cup (200 g) plain Yogurt
- 1 clove Garlic - minced
- ½ teaspoon Dried Mint
- ¼ teaspoon Salt
- Finely dice the cucumbers.
- Mix cucumbers with all other ingredients.
- Taste and adjust the seasonings if necessary. Garnish with fresh mint and serve immediately or chill.