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Feta and Cucumber Dipping Sauce

Recipe courtesy of One Perfect Bite

Ingredients:

  • 4 medium cucumbers, peeled
  • Coarse salt
  • 2 cups plain whole-milk yogurt (16 ounces), preferably Greek
  • 6 ounces feta cheese, crumbled (1 cup)
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped fresh mint, plus 1 sprig for garnish
  • 1 large clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 5 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (about 2 lemons)
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • Sliced Cucumbers for lining the bowl for lining bowl (optional)
  • Crudites, for serving

Directions:

  1. Halve cucumbers, and scoop out seeds using a melon baller or small spoon. Grate cucumbers using large holes of a box greater. Transfer grated cucumbers to a colander; set over a bowl to drain. Stir in 2 teaspoons salt; let cucumber mixture stand 15 minutes to drain.
  2. Rinse cucumbers; shake out excess liquid. Wrap in a clean kitchen towel; squeeze out as much liquid as possible. A potato ricer may also be used to extract liquid.
  3. Stir together cucumbers, yogurt, feta, chopped mint, garlic, cream, and lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper. If desired, transfer dip to a bowl lined with cucumber slices. Garnish dip with mint sprig if desired. Serve with pita chips or crudites. Yield: 3-1/2 cups.