Cucumber Yogurt Dip

Total Time:
18 min
Prep:
10 min
Inactive:
8 min

Yield:
about 2 cups
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 2 (8-ounce) containers plain yogurt
  • 1 pound cucumber, peeled, seeded, and chopped finely
  • 2 teaspoons snipped fresh dill plus dill sprigs for garnish
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • Salt
  • Pita wedges, as an accompaniment
Directions

In a sieve lined with cheesecloth, let the yogurt drain, set over a bowl, covered and chilled, for 6 hours. Pour the liquid from the bowl and in the bowl stir together the drained yogurt, the cucumbers, squeezed dry between paper towels, the snipped dill, the garlic, the oil, the lemon juice, and salt to taste. Let the dip stand, covered and chilled, for at least 2 hours and up to 8 hours to allow the flavors to develop. Stir the dip, garnish it with the dill sprigs, and serve it with pita wedges.

Wine Suggestions: A rose from the Languedoc Valley in Southern France, most recent vintage available or Boutari Red Noussa Reserve, Greece, most recent vintage available


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