Saturday, August 25, 2012

Weekend Recipe - Cucumber Mint Salad


Cucumber Mint Salad

The mints in my garden seem to have been affected the least by this summer’s drought.  I have been able to harvest them steadily and as a result I have made a number of recipes with mint that I would not normally have crafted because the other herbs were not ready for harvest. 

Cucumber and mint are used to craft a traditional salad in Turkey and other Middle Eastern countries.  It is used as both a condiment as well as a side dish.  This recipe is a creamy cooling cucumber salad.

3 medium cucumbers, thinly sliced
1 cup plain yogurt
2 Tbls. fresh peppermint, minced
1 Tbls. lemon juice
1 small clove garlic, minced
dash of salt and pepper to taste

Mix all ingredients except cucumbers together and place in a bowl in the refrigerator to meld overnight.  Stir in cucumber just before serving.  Garnish with additional mint leaves.

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