Cool-as-a-Cucumber RaitaSubmitted by: CHEF_MEG
IntroductionThis creamy, tangy dip does double duty: with mint, it's a perfect pair with Greek fare; with coriander and cumin, it cools down spicy Indian curries. This creamy, tangy dip does double duty: with mint, it's a perfect pair with Greek fare; with coriander and cumin, it cools down spicy Indian curries.
1 English cucumber, diced
6 ounces fat-free Greek yogurt
juice of half a lemon
1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint
OR 1/4 teaspoon each ground coriander and cumin
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English cucumbers are ideal for this recipe because their skin is more tender and they have fewer seeds. If you can't find one, use a traditional cucumber but peel it and remove the seeds.
Combine the cucumber, yogurt and lemon juice in a small bowl. Add either the mint or the coriander and cumin. Stir to combine.
Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate for up to two days.
Note: The water from the cucumber might cause some separation, but stir to combine and you're ready to eat.
Serving Size: Makes 8 servings, 2 tablespoons each.