Lebanese Cucumber & Yoghurt Salad 

Lebanese Cucumber & Yoghurt Salad 

Although this recipe may sound like a dip, it’s actually not. Growing up, my Mum made this (Kh’yar wa Laban, as it’s known in Arabic) often and we loved eating it on its own like you would a salad.

It was perfect on those summer days when a warm meal just couldn’t be tolerated!

You can of course serve it as a side with other dishes or as a condiment. It’s great with a rice or even as part of a BBQ spread.

Here’s the very simple recipe for you!

What you’ll need:

2 cucumbers

1/2 cup fresh mint leaves

2 cloves garlic

pinch of salt

1kg tub yoghurt (I prefer Greek)

1/4 cup water



  1. Crush garlic cloves with a pinch of salt.
  2. Slice cucumbers in half, lengthways. Using a spoon, scoop out and discard seeds. Finely dice cucumbers into 1/2 cm cubes.
  3. Chop mint leaves.
  4. Add yoghurt to a medium sized bowl. To the yoghurt, add the garlic, salt, diced cucumber, mint & water. Mix until well combined.


Serve with rice or meat. Or just enjoy it on its own!






  1. Can we subcribe to the blog? 😊

    • Hi Jacqui, not yet! But definitely something I’ll set up in the new year!


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