You will need:

  • 1 cucumber, chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • salt to taste
  • 1 cup plain yogurt, like Dannon Non-Fat Plain Yogurt
  • 1/4 cup walnuts, ground
  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • 1 or 2 mint leaves or a teaspoon of dried mint


  • Chop up the cucumbers and try to absorb as much of the moisture as possible by drying off the cucumber pieces with a paper towel.
  • Place the cucumbers in a bowl.
  • Mince the garlic and add it to the cucumbers.
  • Sprinkle on the salt and mix it all together.
  • Pour in the yogurt. If the yogurt is not thick enough, you can use 1/2 cup of sour cream and 1/2 cup of yogurt – blend them well before you pour the yogurt over the cucumber mixture.
  • Mix it all well and top it with the ground walnuts.
  • Sprinkle on the olive oil and add the mint.
  • Chill before serving it in an individual, cup-sized bowl.