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Cucumber salads are a refreshing and easy side for a cookout. This one, with Greek overtones, uses fresh mint, but you can substitute fresh dill for a northern European flavor.

Total time: 10 minutes


  • 1 medium to large cucumber (8-10 ounces)
  • 6-8 ounces fat-free plain yogurt
  • ¼ cup loosely packed chopped fresh mint or 1 tablespoon dried, crumbled
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon salt


  1. Peel cucumber if desired. Cut in half lengthwise. Scoop out seeds with a spoon; discard seeds. Slice cucumber into thin crescents.
  2. In a medium bowl, stir together all ingredients
  3. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate until needed.

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