people who don’t like cucumbers can’t be trusted.
people who don’t like garlic are vampires.
If someone refuses to try this recipe, you can pretty much assume they are an untrustworthy vampire, and thus you should probably kill them with a stake. No seriously, kill them.
So here’s a recipe to keep all of those bloodsucking sociopaths out of your life, whilst impressing your guests during a nice summer cookout. This recipe can be used to dipping vegetables, chips, or simply pour this cucumber sauce over rice with some Indian food and call yourself a genius.
So without further ado…
one large cucumber, *half-peeled, minced
1 teaspoon dried mint
3 garlic cloves, mashed with pinch of salt (you can crush if you don’t have a masher..but get one)
1 1/2 cup fat-free yogurt* (or fat-full, whichever you prefer)
1 scallion, finely chopped
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
mash garlic in bowl with a pinch of salt
mix all ingredients together
chill for 1/2 hour
(my mother will occasionally add more yogurt than the recipe calls for to make a chilled cucumber, yogurt soup. also delicious!)