Diabetic Cooking


Cucumber with yogurt sauce

Preparation time: 12 minutes.


  • 1 medium cucumber
  • 2 cups plain, fat-free yogurt
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1 tablespoon fresh mint, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, finely chopped


Peel and dice the cucumber and place on paper towels to allow excess liquid to be absorbed. In a small bowl, mix yogurt, garlic, black pepper, 2 tablespoons of the mint, and parsley. Fold in diced cucumbers. Chill until serving time. Just before serving, sprinkle with 1 tablespoon chopped mint for garnish. Serve with pita triangles.

Yield: 3 cups. Serving size: 1/2 cup.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 52, Carbohydrates: 8 g, Protein: 5 g, Fat: 0 g, Saturated Fat: 0 g, Sodium: 33 mg, Fiber: 0 g

Exchanges per serving: 1/2 fat-free milk, 1/2 nonstarchy vegetable. Carbohydrate choices: 1/2.