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Quick Facts

Servings: 15
Prep Time: 10 min.
Cook Time: 2 min.
Total: 12 min.
For a great Mediterranean-style snack, halve, core, and smother baby cucumbers with this traditional Greek yogurt sauce.

Ingredients

  • 3 baby cucumbers, peeled
  • juice from 1 lemon
  • 1 Tbs olive oil
  • 1 16 oz tub of fat free greek yogurt
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 Tbs fresh mint, finely chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  • Using a cheese grater, grate cucumbers. Place cucumbers in a fine metal strainer and press out the juices with a spoon. Set aside.
  • In a food processor, combine lemon juice and olive oil. Pulse ˝ cup of greek yogurt at a time to emulsify with the oil and lemon.
  • In a bowl, combine yogurt-olive oil mixture with reserved grated cucumbers, minced garlic, and fresh mint. Salt and pepper to taste.
  • Refrigerate for a minimum of two hours to allow the flavors to merge.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 48
  Calories from Fat 11 (23%)
(2%)Total Fat 1g
(2%)Saturated Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
(0%)Cholesterol 1mg
(1%)Sodium 20mg
(3%)Potassium 116mg
Total Carbohydrate 8g
(1%)Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 7g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(3%)Protein 2g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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