Cucumber Raita

This refreshing Indian yogurt sauce is great served with spicy foods

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Cucumber raita is a refreshing Indian yogurt sauce, 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
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped, seeded, peeled cucumber
  • 1/4 cup minced green onions
  • 2 Tbs. chopped fresh mint
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cumin


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

Nutrition Information

  • Calories 31
  • Carbohydrate Content 4 g
  • Cholesterol Content 2 mg
  • Fat Content 5 g
  • Fiber Content 0 g
  • Protein Content 3 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 0 g
  • Sodium Content 35 mg
  • Sugar Content 3 g