Cultural dishes are something I am very passionate about. I feel it is especially important to expose our children to as many ethnic, and cultural gems as possible . In hopes that by doing so, we are contributing to building a foundation within our children for appreciating the beauty of diversity. Food history is so very important to me in understanding who we are as people, where we come from, and why we eat what we eat. I have always had an enthusiasm for cultural anthropology, literature & cooking – so recently I started a new hobby of acquiring antique cookbooks. Which has been so exciting, and it also combines all three of my passions (yay!).
I have already shared several cultural dishes that my family enjoys. This one that I am about to share is perfect for serving alongside grilled meats (as is traditional in Greece). I made this to pair with a balsamic marinated chicken pita sandwich. You can serve it with whatever you want. It’s delicious. Opa! Don’t worry my plates are all accounted for.
8 ounces Greek Yogurt (strained for a couple hours in a colander)
1 large English cucumber, chopped (salted & strained in a colander for a couple hours)
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons lemon juice
3 garlic cloves, finely minced
2-3 tablespoons fresh dill, roughly chopped
salt and pepper to taste
In a bowl combine the Greek yogurt, olive oil & lemon juice.
Fold in the cucumber, garlic & dill. Salt and pepper to taste.
Refrigerate at least one hour.
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