This easy dish borrows from Indian raita, a cucumber and yogurt mixture designed to cut the heat of spicy foods. Here we added mixed vegetables such as onion and radishes for a refreshing take on chopped salad. Prep Time: about 20 minutes, plus 1 hour to chill.

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Monica Buck

Recipe Summary

Yield:
Makes 6 to 8 servings
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Place slivered onion in a bowl. Add cold water to cover and let stand 10 minutes. Meanwhile, slice radishes. Cut cucumber in half lengthwise, scoop out seeds with a spoon, and thinly slice into crescents. Drain onion.

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  • In a large bowl, mix yogurt, lemon juice, cumin seeds, salt, pepper, and all but 2 tablespoons of the mint. Add onion, radishes, and cucumber and mix gently to coat. Cover and chill at least 1 hour or up to 1 day.

  • Just before serving, stir salad again to combine. Sprinkle with remaining 2 tablespoons mint.

Nutrition Facts

44 calories; calories from fat 25%; protein 2.5g; fat 1.2g; saturated fat 0.6g; carbohydrates 6.9g; fiber 2.1g; sodium 170mg; cholesterol 3.7mg.