Raita (RI-tah) is a popular salad in India and is a combination of chopped cucumber and tomato, yogurt and seasonings.
1 (16-ounce) carton plain fat-free yogurt
1 cup chopped seeded peeled cucumber
1 cup chopped seeded tomato
1/2 cup minced red onion
1/4 cup chopped fresh mint
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt
How to Make It
Spoon yogurt onto several layers of paper towels; spread to 1/2-inch thickness. Cover with additional paper towels; let stand 10 minutes. Scrape into a bowl using a spatula; stir in remaining ingredients. Cover and chill 2 hours; stir before serving.
This is a great way to use fresh summer cucs. I made my own yogurt with 2% milk, so it's not quite as lean as the recipe. I also put about 1/2 t minced garlic and used chives instead of the red onion. And I probably doubled the cucs and tomatoes. Very good on a bed of buttery lettuce.
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