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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Cucumber Salad (Allen and Nirelle)


Grate peeled cucumber and squeeze out the water. Add yogurt, mint, a bit of sugar, and salt to taste. Serve chilled. Instead of grating the cucumber you can quarter it and slice thinly.

There are many variations on this theme. For example in Cyprus the yogurt is first drained for about an hour to thicken it. And crushed garlic and olive oil are added ingredients. They call it Talattouri and use it as a sauce for fried fish or eat it with crusty bread, fried smelts and celery sticks.

Spicy Indian dishes such as curries are usually accompanied by this refreshing salad.

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