This is a simple Greek dip that has a pungent garlic flavor. It is especially good served with hot pita bread triangles.

MAKES 1Вј CUPS

ВЅ medium cucumber

1 cup yogurt

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 tablespoon minced fresh dill

Вј teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon minced fresh parsley

  1. Peel the cucumber and slice in half lengthwise. With a spoon, scrape out the seeds and discard. Grate the cucumber on a grater, then spoon into a clean cotton kitchen towel. Gather the towel into a ball and gently squeeze out all the liquid that is in the grated cucumber. Place the cucumber in a medium-size serving bowl.
  2. Stir in the yogurt, garlic, dill, and salt and garnish with the minced parsley. Chill for at least 30 minutes before serving to develop the flavor.