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Recipe Information

Servings 10
Preparation Time 10 Minutes
Cook Time 2 Hours
Total Time 2 Hours, 10 Minutes
Difficulty Easy
Main Ingredient Yogurt; Cucumber
Category Dairy; Fruit
Meal Lunch; Dinner; Snack
Type Appetizer; Side Dish
Subtype Dip/Spread; Soup
Cuisine Middle Eastern; Turkish
Diet Diabetes Meal Plan; Low Calorie; Low Fat; Gluten Free; Low Carb; Low Cholesterol; Low Sodium; Heart Healthy; Mediterranean; Vegetarian


  • 1 garlic clove, crushed

  • 2 cups plain low-fat yogurt 

  • 1 1/2 cups cucumber, grated

  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar 

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh dill, chopped

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh mint, chopped

  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil 

  • 2 tablespoons water 

  • Mint sprigs (optional)



  • Rub the surface of a medium bowl with the crushed garlic, then discard the remaining clove.

  • Add the yogurt, cucumber, white vinegar, dill, mint, and olive oil to the bowl, cover, and place it in the refrigerator for 2 hours. Once chilled, add 2 tablespoons of water and stir. If desired, garnish the dish with mint sprigs prior to serving.


Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories: 48 cal

  • Fat: 2g

  • Saturated fat: <1g

  • Monounsaturated fat: <1g

  • Polyunsaturated fat: <1g

  • Cholesterol: 3mg

  • Sodium: 36mg

  • Carbohydrates: 5g

  • Fiber: <1g

  • Protein: 3g