Cool-as-a-Cucumber Raita

Cool-as-a-Cucumber Raita

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 15.6
  • Total Fat: 0.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 8.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 2.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.3 g
  • Protein: 2.1 g

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Introduction

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. 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.
Number of Servings: 8

Ingredients

    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

Tips

This recipe is part of "SparkPeople's Ultimate Grilling Guide: 75 Hearty, Healthy Recipes You Can Really Sink Your Teeth Into." It is a tasty, cooling topping to spicy grilled meats. Download your copy today!


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.


Directions

After chopping the cucumber, place it on a lint-free kitchen towel for 10 minutes to allow some of the moisture to drain.
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.

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  • Incredible!
    22 of 22 people found this review helpful
    Excellent. And Greek nonfat yogurt is a wonderful source of protein! As for the comment about fat free food...fat free yogurt is made naturally of fat free milk. So I have no worries about strange additives. I like Dannon Oikos which has only one ingredient: cultured grade A nonfat milk. - 9/6/12

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  • Incredible!
    15 of 16 people found this review helpful
    What a great recipe!! I also love it will dill weed/seed, and/or fresh lemon thyme ~ delicious and sooo easy! And great protein to boot! ENJOY!! - 9/9/12

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  • 12 of 14 people found this review helpful
    Greek version also adds garlic. On a side note, the yogurt/cucumber mixture is excellent smoothed on sunburns!! A recipe that can do double duty!! - 6/22/12

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  • Incredible!
    12 of 12 people found this review helpful
    This is terrific! Great with fish instead of Tarter Sauce. Thanks for a better alternative.
    - 6/13/12

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  • Very Good
    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
    Lovely mix and also makes a great dip. Just serve up some wheat crackers with and you'll have a refreshing addition to Happy Hour. - 6/22/12

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