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Raita Salad of Red Grapes and Mint

Photo: Karry Hosford
Yield 5 servings (serving size: 1/2 cup)
Raita Salad is a yogurt-mint salad that's a refreshing counterpart to chutney. A variety of raw or cooked vegetables, fruits, nuts, and herbs can be added. Thinned with buttermilk or fruit juice, raitas can also be turned into refreshing cold soups.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups plain fat-free yogurt
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh mint
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 cup seedless red grapes, halved
  • 3 tablespoons chopped pecans, toasted
  • 1/2 teaspoon Roasted Cumin Seeds
  • Mint sprigs (optional)

Nutrition Information

  • calories 119
  • caloriesfromfat 27 %
  • fat 3.6 g
  • satfat 0.4 g
  • monofat 1.9 g
  • polyfat 1 g
  • protein 5 g
  • carbohydrate 18.3 g
  • fiber 1.3 g
  • cholesterol 1 mg
  • iron 0.7 mg
  • sodium 294 mg
  • calcium 159 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine the first 6 ingredients in a small bowl; stir with a whisk. Cover and refrigerate for 15 minutes. Fold in the grapes and pecans. Sprinkle with Roasted Cumin Seeds; garnish with mint sprigs, if desired.