Cucumber / Yogurt Dressing / Dip

Cucumber / yogurt is completely healthy - and the garlic makes it even more so. Give me a bowl of this - and a bag of chips - and that's my evening.




Ingredients [I double the quantity, to make the effort worthwhile.]
  • 1 1/2 t [1 T] minced garlic
  • 3T [3/8 C] olive oil
  • 2T [1/4 C] vinegar
  • 2C [1 Pint] yogurt, plain fat-free
  • 1T [2 T] dried mint
  • 1 [2] cucumber, chopped

Preparation
  1. Combine garlic, olive oil, vinegar in large bowl, mix well.
  2. Add yogurt, mix well.
  3. Clean the mint well, and crumble it. Try and remove all stems and sticks, if any are found. Add it to the yogurt mixture, and mix.
  4. Add cucumber, mix again.
  5. Chill in refrigerator, for an hour or so (if you can wait)

Variations
  • Slice the cucumber - serve as salad (this is the original Greek recipe).
  • Chop the cucumber coarsely, makes a good salad dressing.
  • Chop the cucumber finely, makes a good dip for pita bread, or taco chips.