a trans-locational interactive cooking experience
explorations of
culinary tradition
individual innovation
ingredient availability
and the possibilities
of shared experiences
using internet
technologies

 

designed by samyazah developed by basat © 2009
Cucumber Dip
From Melike Yildirim, Te┼čvikiye Istanbul, Turkey
As part of Virtual Chef Bites - Open House

Ingredients:

• 2 cups thick yogurt
• 2 small cucumbers, peeled and diced
• 8 scallions, finely chopped
• 2 cloves garlic, minced
• 1/4 cup fresh chopped mint plus a little for garnish
• Salt and red pepper

Tip: To remove excess moisture from the cucumber, salt the diced cucumber generously and place in a colander. Let it drain for 45 minutes to an hour, then rinse and pat dry.

Preparation:

In a small bowl, beat the yogurt until smooth. Fold in the garlic and scallions. Season with salt and pepper. Fold in the mint, then add the cucumber. Garnish with a tablespoon of fresh chopped mint, if desired. Chill well before serving.

Serve with crusty bread or pita bread triangles and raw vegetables.

Makes about 3 cups.