Cucumber and Yogurt Salad is a popular salad throughout the Middle East especially Saudi Arabia and Yemen. The tongue cooling salad is especially nice when paired with a spicy dish. In Arabia when one refers to yogurt it is the plain thick yogurt that those of you in the West refer to as Arabic or Greek yogurt. Flavored yogurts are a western thing and not too popular in Saudi. Yogurt has its own aisle here with all sorts of brands and sizes that’s how popular it is.
2 cups yogurt
2 large cucumbers, peeled and diced
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon dried mint
1 teaspoon chopped garlic
1. In a mixing bowl add yogurt, salt, mint and garlic, mix well. Add chopped cucumbers then stir. Carefully pour into a serving bowl and serve.
Yields: 4 servings