nutritional information


  • Calories: 31
  • Protein: 3 g
  • Total Fat: 5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 4 g
  • Cholesterol: 2 mg
  • Sodium: 35 mg
  • Sugar: 3 g

Cucumber Raita

Makes about 1 1/2 cups

30 minutes or fewer

This refreshing Indian yogurt sauce is great served with spicy foods (such as curried lentils) as a palate cooler. Or tuck some into a falafel-filled pita, or spoon it over grains, vegetable croquettes and grilled vegetables. Store raita in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
  • 1 8-oz. carton plain low-fat yogurt
  • ½ cup finely chopped, seeded, peeled cucumber
  • ¼ cup minced green onions
  • 2 Tbs. chopped fresh mint
  • ¼ tsp. ground cumin

Combine all ingredients in medium bowl, and mix well. Season to taste with salt, if desired. Serve right away, or chill.

February 2006

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Tasty and fresh. Added about 1/2 cup diced celery for extra crunch, added a pinch of celery salt, reduced amount of yogurt (was too soupy for us) and topped with chopped pistachios. A definite keeper.

Christine Tinsley - 2015-09-21 19:29:23

Good stuff

Brenda - 2013-12-20 17:37:35

I picked up the september issue and made my best ever hummus. Found fafale and cucumber raita to top off the meal thanks,

carol gentile - 2010-07-21 18:03:45