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Tzijiki (Cucumber Dip)

  • 1/2 pint laban or quality plain low-fat yogurt
  • 2 seedless cucumbers
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 1 clove garlic, minced or crushed

Drain laban or yogurt in a strainer lined with a double layer of cheesecloth. Place strainer over a bowl and drain 1 hour. Peel and seed cucumbers and cut into large pieces, then salt and drain 30 minutes. Pat dry with paper toweling and finely chop.

Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Mix well and chill at least l hour to blend flavors. Serve with pita toasts. Makes 6 servings.

Thursday, March 20, 2003

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