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Greek yogurt is the base for Cucumber-Walnut Raita, a popular Indian condiment used to temper the heat in spicy dishes. You can also serve Raita as a dip with your favorite crudite. Prep: 10 minutes; Cook: 1 minute; Total time: 11 minutes.

Recipe by Health March 2012


Credit: Levi Brown

Recipe Summary

Makes 6 servings (serving size: about 1/4 cup)


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Instructions Checklist
  • In a small skillet, heat oil over medium heat; add cumin and garlic. Cook, stirring, for 1 minute until toasted and fragrant; set cumin oil aside to cool completely.

  • Stir together cucumber, 1/4 cup walnuts, lemon juice, yogurt, salt, and pepper. Stir in cumin oil and top with additional 2 tablespoons walnuts.

Nutrition Facts

97 calories; fat 7.9g; saturated fat 1.3g; mono fat 2.4g; poly fat 3.7g; protein 4g; carbohydrates 3g; fiber 1g; cholesterol 3mg; iron 1mg; sodium 207mg; calcium 38mg.