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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 want to avoid meat for a while. Serve cold, and it is a super refreshing summer snack. It also makes a great side to any meat dish or eaten as an appetizer.


I tried this for the first time at Oasis. Oasis is a middle eastern style restaurant in Greenpoint, NY. I asked the chief, after having tried it, if he would share the recipe, and he did. Now I will share with you. Hope you enjoy.

Khyar bi Laban (Cucumber Yogurt Salad)


Khyar bi Ladan (Cucumber Yogurt Salad)

Khyar bi Ladan (Cucumber Yogurt Salad)

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

Combine all and serve.


Per serving: 146 calories;6 g fat (2 g sat,3 g mono);7 mg cholesterol;16 g carbohydrates;8 g protein;2 g fiber;383 mg sodium;687 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (23% daily value), Potassium (20% dv), Calcium (27% dv).

Now go train. As Always, Workout,  Drink be Merry.




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