Yogurt-Cucumber Sauce

Yogurt-Cucumber Sauce is a great dip for vegetables or pita bread. Chill at least 1 hour.


Makes 2 1/2 cups

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 5 Minutes
Chill: 3 Hours


2 cups regular or low-fat plain yogurt
1 small cucumber, peeled, seeded, and chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
1/2 teaspoon salt
Garnishes: lemon wedges, cherry tomato half


Line a fine wire-mesh strainer with 3 layers of cheesecloth or 1 coffee filter. Place strainer over a bowl. Spoon yogurt into strainer. Cover yogurt with plastic wrap, and chill 2 hours.

Spoon yogurt into a bowl, discarding strained liquid. (Yogurt will be thick.) Stir in chopped cucumber and next 3 ingredients. Chill at least 1 hour. Garnish, if desired.

October 2004