A cucumber and yoghourt salad
One large English cucumber
1 medium sized bowl of yoghourt or 1 large carton
A handful of dried mint
1-4 cloves of garlic
Salt to season
A little olive oil (optional)
If you cannot find nice thick yoghourt such as we have in Cyprus , add about 5 tablespoons of cream cheese and mix until smooth .
Peel the cucumber and cut into four , or eight lengthwise , the slice as thinly as possible . Crush the cloves of garlic and mix with the cucumbers (or rub bowl with one clove) . Let stand a little and then squeeze out the liquid the cucumbers have yielded .
Rub the mint into the salad and add salt . Beat the yoghourt and pour over the cucumbers , mix , add a little olive oil . Refrigerate and serve very cold .
Cucumbers in any form go very well with ouzo , on a hot summer evening !