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Mediterranean Cucumber Dip



1/2 cup cucumber - grated, shredded or minced
1 tsp salt
1 cup plain yogurt (preferably Greek)
1 tsp lemon juice
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/8 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp parsley or mint, minced
1 Tbsp olive oil (optional)


1. Mix cucumber + half of salt in strainer.

2. Let sit at least 1 hour at room temperature to drain water.

3. Mix yogurt, lemon, garlic, black pepper, herb and oil.

4. Squeeze water out of cucumber, then mix into yogurt.

5. Taste and add rest of salt if needed.

6. Let sit in fridge for a while before eating. (Flavors will blend.)

7. Serve with baby carrots, bell peppers, broccoli florets, cherry tomatoes, cucumber slices, pita bread and/or crackers.

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