Raita is cucumber-yogurt sauce used in Indian cuisine as a cooling balance for spicy dishes. Try it with curries or as a condiment for grilled meat or poultry.
- 1 small cucumber, peeled, seeded and diced
- 1 cup low-fat plain yogurt
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- 1 small clove garlic, minced
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- Combine cucumber, yogurt, mint, lime juice, garlic, cumin, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes to allow flavors to blend.
Tips & Notes
- Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days.
Per 1/4 cup serving: 32 calories; 1 g fat (0 g sat, 0 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 4 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 2 g protein; 0 g fiber; 129 mg sodium; 146 mg potassium.
Carbohydrate Servings: 0
Exchanges: 1 vegetable
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- Ease of Preparation
- Total Time
- 15 minutes or less
- Preparation/ Technique
- Type of Dish
- Sauce/Condiment, savory