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Khyar Bi Laban: cucumber and yogurt salad

Wednesday Feb 17, 2010

khaer wa Labin( cucumber and yogurt salad)





  • 1 large English cucumber grated or finely diced.
  • 3 cups  laban ( plain yogurt)
  • ½  tsp of salt
  • 2 small cloves  minced garlic
  • 2 tbsp of water
  • 1 tbsp of finely chopped mint  OR 1 tsp dried ground mint


  • Grate or dice cucumber and set aside in strainer to drain any excess water for about 10 minutes.
  •  Add chopped OR dried mint, salt and minced garlic to laban and mix.  Then add the strained cucumbers to the laban and mix thoroughly.
  • Bowl in a deep dish and garnish with fresh mint. This makes an excellent summer dish aside many meat dishes such as kebabs’ or just as a bowl of salad with Lebanese pita bread.
  • Chill for 20 minutes before serving.



Beverly Gardner:

First had this dish on campus at Syracuse University and now make it myself…one of the most refreshing
and delicious sensations to taste!
Thanks for sharing your method, which is, of course, perfect!

December 6th, 2012 | 6:28 pm

this was one of my favorite wen i was in lebanon now im kinda missing it!

July 22nd, 2014 | 8:47 am
Francene Kaufman:

I have always loved this as a dip with bread. Now I can make my own. Thank you, and I am so enjoying all of the goodies on your site.

August 27th, 2014 | 6:54 pm

Glad you like it! new recipes will be uploaded soon!

March 15th, 2015 | 6:15 pm
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