Ab Duq Khiar Dip (Yogurt Dip)

Marsha Gardner


Yogurt is easy to make at home, so we always have plenty. It is more healthy than sour cream and I love the tang of fresh yogurt.

This dip is execellant with crackers, pita chips or vegetables. Who has to know that it is also good for you?

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3 c
yogurt, greek if not using homemade
2 small
cucumbers, chopped, salted and allowed to drain for at least 1 hour
scallions, chopped
2 sprig(s)
basil, fresh, chopped
2 sprig(s)
summer savory, chopped
1/4 c
walnut pieces, chopped
1/2 c
raisins, yellow
1/2 tsp
kosher salt or to taste
olive oil, extra virgin for garnish
fresh cilantro, chopped for garnish

Directions Step-By-Step

If not using homemade or Greek yogurt, place a couple of squares of cheesecloth in a sieve. Add yogurt and allow to drain for a hour or so, to thicken.
Whip yoghurt till it is of smooth consistency.

Squeeze cucumbers in a clean dish towel.
Carefully fold in all the remaining ingredients and refrigerate.
I like to drizzle a little extra virgin olive oil over the top and some fresh chopped cilantro just before serving. YUM!
I also like to omit the basil and summer savory and substitute fresh mint from my herb garden. I then use fresh mint for garnish instead of cilantro.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Appetizers, Dips
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy