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Khyar Bi Laban - Cucumber Yogurt Salad

Khyar bi laban is a cucumber salad with yogurt. It is a vegetarian favorite. This recipe is perfect if you like to use organic ingredients. Served cold, it makes a great addition to any meat dish or eaten as an appetizer.


  • 4 cucumbers, peeled and cut into thin slices
  • 1 1/2 pints plain yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 1 tablespoon fresh mint
  • 1 clove garlic


Place sliced cucumbers in strainer and sprinkle with salt. Set aside.

Crush garlic and mash together with mint using a mortar and pestle or wood spoon.

Combine yogurt and garlic mint mixture together. Stir well.

Fold in cucumber slices and serve cold.

Add mint as a garnish to the top.


Cucumbers can be quartered lengthwise and then chopped into thin, small pieces instead of round slices. It's a matter of preference.

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