Sunday, June 28, 2009

Cucumber-Yogurt Sauce

The cucumbers are producing their little hearts out here at Clay Hill Farm. We have plenty of cucumbers, plenty of jalapeno peppers, and not much of anything else just yet.

So, I made some cucumber-yogurt sauce to go with the leftover chicken we're having for dinner tonight. I think it's called tsatziki in some cuisines. Cucumber-yogurt sauce is very easy - I combined a medium-sized cucumber (finely chopped) with 1/2 cup of low fat yogurt, 1 teaspoon of minced garlic and 1/8 teaspoon cumin. I salted it to taste. You could add dill, or mint, or other fresh herbs, if you wanted to.

Tonight I'll put a big dollop of sauce on each chicken breast, and tomorrow I'll use the sauce and some sliced chicken in a tortilla for a sandwich wrap. Cucumber-yogurt sauce is also great with leftover roast, or leftover steak, or lamb - to me, it makes the leftovers taste like a fresh dish. The flavors intensify as the sauce sits, so it will be even better tomorrow.

I think I'll try to make cold cucumber soup later in the week - anybody got any good recipes?

7 comments:

Mildred said...

That sauce sounds delicious and I have some left over roast to try it on. I don't have any good soup recipes, sorry to say.

Christine said...

Ah, at least you have cucumbers. The rabbits and rain here have left us with nothing to harvest. :(

Susie said...

No cucumber soup recipe from me. Sounds good but then anything cold right now sounds good.

Cris said...

I do love the cucumber yogurt sauce. My cucumbers aren't quite ready yet but I plan to try this recipe that mom has used and said they are really good--you don't really use a canning process: http://www.howtopickle.com/recipes/claussen_like_refrigerator_pickles.html

As for me I think my favorite is the old salad recipe where you use cuc slices and thin red onion slices with a mixture of white wine vinegar and sugar.

Terri said...

Mldred, you'll have to let me know if you try it and how it turns out! :)

Christine, I am so sorry for the loss of your harvest. The storms have been hard on tomato plants, too!

Susie, yes, anything cold is good!

Cris, thank you for the recipe! I like a cucumber salad, as well!

Terri

TC said...

That sounds dee-lish Terri! We've got one little baby cuke showin so far. It's so tiny and "beavicas," cute as a baby's butt!

Terri said...

TC, we started with one little baby, and now there are cukes everywhere!!!