Jalapeno, Mint and Cucumber Yogurt Sauce

JalapeƱos are the most popular chile peppers in the US. This is probably due to the availability and versatility of the chile. JalapeƱos have a balanced combination of flavor and heat. The demand for these have caused breeders to develop a broad range of varieties.

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Yields 4 Servings


  • 2 cucumbers, peeled and grated
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 cup thick plain Greek yogurt
  • 2/3 cup finely chopped fresh mint leaves
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons finely chopped jalapeno


  1. Place the garlic into a medium-sized bowl, sprinkle with a few pinches of salt and mash well to combine.
  2. Add the cucumber, yogurt, mint, lime juice, and jalapeno and stir the mixture until thoroughly blended.
  3. Cover the bowl and place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to allow flavors to blend before serving.

Recipe from SheKnows, 2011