Cucumber with Yogurt

Laban bi Khiar

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Appears in
The Cuisine of Life: Recipes and Stories of the New Food Entrepreneurs of Turkey

By Center for International Private Enterprise

Published 2019

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Laban bi khiar is a dip or a cold sauce served with ouzi, as well as other main dishes, as it’s believed to help digestion. It is also prepared in Turkey, Greece and Balkans in addition to Middle Eastern countries. (You may know it as tzatziki.)

This summer specialty is served cold — prepare it in advance and store it in the refrigerator to help develop its flavors until serving. Laban bi khiar can be prepared with lettuce, fresh mint, parsley, or purslane, if cucumber is not availa