Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

From Food and Wine, June 2003. To be served with Greek-Style Lamb Burgers With Yorgurt-Cucumber Sauce.


  1. Using a melon baller or small spoon, scoop out the seedy center of the cucumber. Coarsely shred the cucumber. Squeeze the excess liquid from the shredded cucumber without mashing it.
  2. In a large bowl, using the back of a spoon, mash the garlic with the salt to a paste. (This can also be done on your cutting board with a knife).
  3. Stir in the yogurt, olive oil and mint. Add the shredded cucumber, season with salt and pepper and serve.
  4. This sauce can be refrigerated overnight.