Cucumber-Mint Raita

January/February 1997, The Essential EatingWell Cookbook (2004)

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Tame the heat of curries with this cool sauce, or serve it on Curried Cashew Burgers.

Cucumber-Mint Raita

Makes: About 1 3/4 cups

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  • 1 cup nonfat plain yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 medium cucumber, peeled and diced (1 cup)
  • Salt & freshly ground pepper, to taste


  1. Whisk yogurt, lime juice, mint and cumin in a small bowl. Stir in cucumber; season with salt and pepper.


Per tablespoon: 7 calories; 0 g fat (0 g sat, 0 g mono); 1 mg cholesterol; 1 g carbohydrates; 1 g protein; 0 g fiber; 28 mg sodium; 29 mg potassium.

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