Yoghurt Cucumber Salad

Yoghurt Cucumber Salad

Yoghurt Cucumber Salad 1903 1260 Rouba Shahin Middle Eastern Cooking

Yogurt Cucumber salad is incredibly simple to make using only 4 simple ingredients.  The combination of cucumber and yogurt is creamy and refreshing.  The test here is to perfect the balance of all the ingredients.  This salad takes only five to ten minutes to prepare and pairs well with endless dishes such as meat, rice and legumes.  I love mine on its own during a warm summers day just as a snack!

This may sound similar to the popular Greek tzatziki dip but I believe it’s different.  If you love yogurt, you will not get enough of this.


  • 500 grams Natural Yogurt
  • 1-2 cloves garlic
  • 3 -5 tablespoon cold water
  • Salt to season
  • 2 Lebanese cucumbers seeds removed and diced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh mint finely chopped or 2 tablespoons of dried mint
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

yogurt and cucumber salad ingredients

Cook’s Note

*I like to use Lebanese cucumbers but you can easily use one large continental cucumber
*7 health benefits of eating cucumber

Step 1. In a bowl, combine natural yogurt with the crushed garlic and salt. Whisk until smooth and creamy.

Step 2. Add in diced cucumber and mint, Mix well.

diced cucumber on chopping board

Step 3. Drizzle with olive oil.

cucumber and yogurt salad served with fresh mint

Serves 4-6


yogurt cucumber salad



fresh mint


Try this salad with Herb Char-grilled lamb back-strap, Chickpea and Eggplant Rice, Grilled Lamb Pitas, Spicy Arabian Nut Rice,


Sahtan – Enjoy In Good Health