A Persian meal often tempers the mix of spices and tastes with a cooling dip. Light and creamy, pair with meats, spread onto pita bread, or dressed over vegetables.

  • 2 cups plain yogurt
  • 1 English cucumber, shredded or diced
  • 4 to 5 garlic cloves, minced or pressed
  • salt, to taste

Mix all ingredients and chill an hour or two before serving.

Serves 4.