Cooling Raita

Photo: Levi Brown


Makes 2 cups (serving size: 1/4 cup)

Recipe Time

Prep: 8 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 28
Fat 0.0 g
Satfat 0.0 g
Monofat 0.0 g
Polyfat 0.0 g
Protein 4 g
Carbohydrate 3 g
Fiber 0.0 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 0.0 mg
Sodium 77 mg
Calcium 38 mg


6 ounces cucumber
1 1/2 cups fat-free plain Greek yogurt
Zest and juice of 1 lemon
1/4 cup torn mint leaves, plus more for garnish
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon fresh pepper


1. Grate cucumber on a large-holed grater. Gather shreds; squeeze out excess water. Transfer cucumber to a medium bowl.

2. Stir in remaining ingredients. The dip can be made up to 6 hours in advance and refrigerated, covered with plastic wrap. Top with torn mint leaves before serving.


Stephana Bottom,


October 2012
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