Cucumber Yogurt Dip
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Recipe creator's comment: "A creamy light traditional Persian dip made with yogurt, cucumber, raisins, walnuts & dried mint. A good healthy snack on its own. Ideal for people on fast. Serve it with sliced cucumber or potato chips to make it more wholesome! You can serve it as a party snack with some pita chips or mini cream crackers.👩🍳"
Easy prep 🌟🌟
Sugar (non sugar) 🌟🌟🌟
The ADA says "Eat more!”.
If you have diabetes, don't often hear that. However, non-starchy vegetables are one food group where you can satisfy your appetite and the ADA recommend to choose non-starch vegetable than starch vegetables.
Vegetables are full of vitamins, minerals, fiber and phytochemicals—and with so few calories and carbohydrate, everyone can enjoy more!
Cucumbers are a nutritious vegetable that can be eaten relatively freely in a diabetes meal plan.🤗
The vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants in cucumber provide significant health benefits. For example, cucumber skin is full of beta-carotene, which is part of the reason for its rich green color. The carotene family of pigments are important provitamins. Your body can convert beta-carotenes into vitamin A, which is a critical vitamin for keeping your eyes and skin healthy.
Common non-starchy vegetables
The following is a list of common non-starchy vegetables:
- Amaranth or Chinese spinach
- Asparagus ( Creamy Asparagus Soupe Recipe)
- Baby corn
- Beans: green, wax, Italian
- Bean sprouts
- Brussels sprouts
- Cabbage: green, bok choy, Chinese
- Greens: collard, kale, mustard, turnip
- Mushrooms (Mushroom Sauce Recipe)
- ¾ cup yogurt (400 grams pack)
- 1 cup very finely chopped English cucumber (peeled)
- 3 tbsp raisins or cranberries or apricots (chopped)
- 3 tbsp chopped walnuts (lightly toasted)
- ¾ tsp rock salt or regular salt pinch of freshly ground black pepper
- ¼ tsp tsp dried mint powder
- 1 tbsp dried rose petals (optional)
- Place a soup strainer over a bowl & put yogurt. Keep aside for only 15 minutes to drain extra liquid. You get 1¼ cup of strained yogurt.
- Take a bowl, add strained yogurt, salt, pepper & ¼ tsp mint powder. Whisk till smooth.
- Add cucumber, raisins & walnuts. Mix (reserve a few pieces of walnuts for garnishing).
- Transfer to a single serving dish or small individual serving bowls.
- Top with dried rose petals by rubbing between palms.
- Sprinkle ¼ tsp mint powder & garnish with a few pieces of walnuts.
- Keep in refrigerator for 1 hour. Serve chilled.
Tips to Make Powder from Dried Rose Petals🌹
To make powder from dried rose petals-
- Heat a pan on medium heat for 3 minutes.
- Switch off gas.
- Add dried rose petals to the warm pan & leave it in the pan for 2 minutes. The rose petals become crispier.
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