The major flaw with this recipe is that "medium zucchini" is subjective. The zucchini my grocery store sells are about the size of a pickle (again, subjective!) and the ones that come out of my garden are about half the size of a baseball bat (subjective!). So a WEIGHT or VOLUME measurement for the zucchini will undoubtedly eliminate runny dip.
Middle Eastern Zucchini Dip
From EatingWell: July/August 2013
This creamy and tangy Middle Eastern zucchini dip recipe, also known as Koosa Ma Laban, is best served with baked pita chips or crunchy vegetables.
6 Reviews for Middle Eastern Zucchini Dip
This dip is made when you take the center out of the zucchini, and stuff the zucchini with rice and meat. 'Leb il kossa" is the center the inside of the zucchini you boil it then drain the water, after draining the water, add the garlic and salt sunder a low heat making sure the zucchini is cooked, after that you let it cool for a bit and add lemon olive oil and yogurt to your liking..you don't have to put pepper or mint, I like it with out it like my grandma. Place on a plate drizzle olive oil and eat it with olives and Arabic bread! Enjoy!
Based on the other reviews that said there was too much liquid, I used two cups of grated zucchini that I had in the freezer. I thawed it in the microwave and then spread it on paper towels to soak up the excess liquid. After cooking it in the pan with garlic I also spread it on paper towels to cool and soak up more liquid. This tasted nice and fresh and was easy to make.
I am a registered dietitian and while I loved the flavor of this low-fat dip, I agree that this turned out too runny for my liking. Adding a small amount of higher fat dip would make is thicker, as I mention at personalrd.com. Or just use it as a pasta sauce instead!
This dip turned out great. I made a couple of modification: I used dill instead of mint and regular lowfat plain yogurt instead of Greek. I agree with the first review that it's a little thin, but I did drain some of the liquid out of the blender after cooling the zucchini before I added all the other ingredients and I think that helped. Maybe next time, I'll salt the diced zucchini and let it drain first before cooking it (draws out the water). Will definitely make this again.