Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Cucumber yogurt/Salatat Laban

This is a simple yogurt that is used as a side for many dishes like Riz oo bazalya, riz oo fool..stuff like that. This is how i make it:
So I used Persian cucumbers and I wash them and then chop them up really fine. I start by cutting length wise 4 times, then i take half of the cucumber and cut it down four more times. Then lastly i just chop it up fine. If this seems like too much work for nothing then simply use a cheese grater and grate the cucumber. Once the cucumber is grated add some salt and squeeze out the excess water. When you chop the cucumber it doesn't release as much water.
Smash up some garlic
Whenever I have fresh mint i like to use it and when i made this i happened to have some. If you dont have fresh mint use dried crushed mint. Again i wash the mint and chop it really fine.
Mix together the yogurt, cucumber, garlic, mint and some salt and serve cold. This can be made ahead of time, just cover it and stick it on the freidge.

Written Recipe:

2 cups of yogurt
2-3 persian cucumbers chopped finely
2 small cloves of garlic
1 tablespoon of chopped mint of dried crushed mint
salt to taste

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