Yogurt-Cucumber Sauce

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

This recipe goes with Shrimp With Yogurt-Cucumber Sauce

Yield: Makes 2 1/2 cups
Recipe from Southern Living

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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


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
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