A classic Egyptian snack, Salatit Zabadi, is the Egyptian cousin of the Greek dip tzatziki. Zabadi is traditionally served as one of a number of mezze style dips (hummus, baba ganoush) alongside warm pitta bread and salad.
Follow a recipe; follow food safety and hygiene rules; tidy away; chop using the bridge/claw technique safely; use weighing scales; snip herbs with scissors; use a colander; crush garlic.
(Please note the allergens listed are indicative only. Allergens vary depending on brand; check the labels on the products you use.)
Colander, knife, chopping board, bowl, spoon, weighing scales, garlic crusher, scissors, small bowl.
- 500g Greek-style plain yogurt
- 1 small English cucumber, deseeded
- 1 clove of garlic, crushed
- A handful of mint leaves, chopped
- Olive oil
- Drain the yogurt of any liquid to make it as thick as possible.
- First slice the cucumber into very thin slices, and then dice them. Place the diced cucumber in a bowl and sprinkle with salt. Leave for one hour.
- Drain the liquid from the cucumber and add the yogurt, garlic, mint and olive oil. Garnish with a mint sprig and serve with warm pitta bread or vegetable sticks.
So thinking about salatit zabadi ...
Yogurt is an excellent source of calcium, and a good source of Vitamin D for strong teeth and bones.
Vegetables are so good for us! Low in fat, sugar and calories and high in vitamins and minerals.
|-||Energy||181kJ / 44kcal||2%|
per 62g serving
% of an adult's reference intake
Typical values per 100g: Energy 291kJ / 70kcal
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