Episode 312: Global Tailgate

Yogurt Cucumber Sauce


Yogurt Cucumber Sauce

Recipe Notes

  • Yield: Makes about 1-1/2 cups


  • 1 cucumber
  • 1/2 teaspoon each sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 cup plain whole-milk Greek-style yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoon chopped fresh mint or dill

Recipe Steps

Step 1: Peel the cucumber and cut it in half lengthwise. Scrape out the seeds with a melon baller or spoon. Coarsely grate the cucumber.

Step 2: Place the garlic, salt, and pepper in the bottom of a mixing bowl and mash to a paste with the back of a spoon. Stir in the cucumber, yogurt, olive oil, and mint. Add salt to taste: the sauce should be highly seasoned.

Recipe Tips

Our thanks to the sponsors of Project Smoke Season 3:

Steven Raichlen’s Project Smoke is a production of Maryland Public Television, Barbacoa, Inc., and Resolution Pictures. © 2017 Barbacoa, Inc.