Finely grate cucumber with the skin on - should yield about 1 cup (amount as original recipe is written // adjust if altering batch size). Then either set in a fine-mesh strainer set over a small mixing bowl or transfer to a clean, thin towel and squeeze out excess moisture. The remaining amount should be about 1/4 cup (amount as original recipe is written // adjust if altering batch size).
Add coconut yogurt to a large mixing bowl and add strained cucumber, garlic, dill, salt, pepper, lemon juice, and olive oil (optional). Stir to combine.
Taste and adjust flavor as needed, adding more salt for overall flavor, garlic for zing, lemon for acidity, or dill for herbiness.
Serve immediately, or store in the refrigerator (where it will thicken) up to 5 days, sometimes longer depending on freshness of yogurt.
*If your coconut yogurt is thin, pour over two layers of cheesecloth laid in a fine mesh strainer set over a mixing bowl and strain overnight until the excess liquid has drained out. *One batch of my coconut yogurt recipe yields 1 1/2 cups of yogurt, which is the perfect amount for this recipe. Be sure to use the brands of full-fat coconut milk and probiotics I recommend for best results. *If you aren’t making your own coconut yogurt, my favorite unsweetened (Greek style) brand is Coyo, which can be found at Whole Foods and most health food stores. *Recipe adapted from Live Eat Learn. *Nutrition information is a rough estimate.