Refreshing and delicious, this sauce is as versatile as it is easy to make. Serve it as a dip with sliced pita and veggies at a fun family BBQ or on top of a beautiful piece of salmon at your next summer soirée.
- 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 calories, 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.