jacques pepin's cucumber yogurt relish

2 whole cucumber
about 1.5 pounds, peeled, halved, seeded, and shredded
1 cup plain yogurt
preferably Greek
1/4 cup mint
leaves only, thinly slivered
1 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar
3/4 tsp Tabasco
1 tbsp cider vinegar
1 clove garlic
crushed and finely chopped, about 1.2 teaspoon,
1/4 tsp curry
We'll often serve this to balance out highly seasoned food, such as lamb kefta kabob or Indian food. The original Jacques Pepin recipe has the cucumber cut into 1/2-inch dice, but we chose to shred the cucumber for a smoother texture.
Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl.
Let the mixture macerate for at least 1 hour at room temp or overnight in the fridge.
source: Jacques Pepin's Essential Pepin