There are so many versions of cucumber and herbs in cuisines ranging from Indian, Egyptian to Greek. My version takes all these influences and create a soothing and filling summer dish.
Perfect for the summer months especially if you have those fresh cucumber growing in your back yard. I have been so excited about my cucumber produce that has brought joy to my small garden. Nothing like picking that cucumber and serving it within minutes.
The yoghurt can be greek or whole milk just needs to be thick. I used a grass fed organic yoghurt which was creamy and delicious.
Dill and mint ( dried and fresh) add amazing flavors and of course garlic is king in kicking the whole dish up many notches:)
You can use Pistachios or Almonds, I soaked the almonds for a couple of hours and sliced them after removing the skin.
This is when you bring out that good quality olive oil.
</p> <p>Cucumber Yogurt and Dill salad
1 container of plain yoghurt
Chopped fresh mint
1/2 cup of chopped dill
2 cloves of garlic – crushed
1 tsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 slivered almonds
Salt to taste
Good olive oil
Putting it together
- In bowl, mix garlic with the yogurt, lemon juice, dill, fresh and dried mint.
- Add the cucumbers, cumin and salt to taste
- Top with raisins, almonds and a couple of glugs of good olive oil.
Taking this to Angie’s Fiesta Friday.