Saturday, February 20, 2010

Cucumber Yogurt Salad...Khyar Bi Laban


Enjoy middle eastern salad recipes... Khyar bi laban is a cucumber salad with yogurt. It is a vegetarian favorite. This recipe is perfect if you like to use organic ingredients. Served cold, its makes a great addition to any meat dish or as an appetizer.

Ingredients:

4 cucumbers, peeled and cut into thin slices
1 1/2 pints plain yogurt
2 tablespoons salt
1 tablespoon fresh mint
1 clove garlic

Preparation:
  1. Place sliced cucumbers in strainer and sprinkle salt on them. Set aside.
  2. Crush garlic and mash together with mint with mortar and pestle or with wood spoon.
  3. Combine yogurt and garlic.mint mixture together. Stir well.
  4. Fold in cucumber slices and serve cold.
  5. Add mint as a garnish to the top.
Variations

Cucumbers can be quartered lengthwise and then chopped into thin, small pieces instead of round slices. It's a matter of preference.

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