1/2 cup peeled, seeded, and finely diced English cucumber
2 Tbs. finely chopped red onion
1/2 cup plain whole-milk or lowfat yogurt, preferably Greek
2 Tbs. finely chopped fresh cilantro
Pinch of sugar
Pinch of cayenne or Aleppo pepper; more to taste
Combine the cucumber, onion, and 1 tsp. salt in a bowl. Let sit at room temperature for at least 20 minutes. Drain off the liquid and rinse to remove excess salt. Drain well and taste a few pieces; if it’s too salty, rinse and drain again. In a small bowl, combine the cucumber and onion with the yogurt, cilantro, sugar, and cayenne or Aleppo pepper. Let sit for 30 minutes for the flavors to develop. Season to taste with salt and cayenne.
Make Ahead Tips
This sauce can be made several hours ahead and stored in the refrigerator.
nutrition information (per serving):
per 1 Tbs.;
From Fine Cooking 94
, pp. 50
July 1, 2008