Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Greek Cucumber Sauce

Prep: 10 minutes
Yield: 10 or more servings

2 medium cucumbers
16 ounces sour cream or plain yogurt
4 garlic cloves
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons wine vinegar

Peel cucumbers and grate each length-wise with a coarse grater. Salt; allow to drain and press out excess liquid from grated cucumbers.

Peel garlic cloves; remove sprout; crush. Mix cucumber, garlic, vinegar and salt.

Fold the yogurt or sour cream and the olive oil into the mixture.

Tips and Tricks
This makes a great sauce for sandwiches or hot chicken dishes. Serve with pita bread. I prefer to use the yogurt because it's lighter than sour cream, and I only use one or two garlic cloves, depending on how big they are. I do salt the cucumber to help draw out the water, but I omit the extra salt.
Make It Healthier
Use low-fat or fat-free sour cream or yogurt. Omit salt.
How Kids Can Help
Older kids can grate the cucumber. Younger kids can stir the wet ingredients.

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