Cucumber Raita

READY IN: 3hrs 15mins
Recipe by ElizabethKnicely

Serve this cool, refreshing salad with Lamb Tagine and Moroccan Couscous. Make the salad early in the day and keep in the refrigerator to let the flavors blend and intensify. Add more mint to taste, but do not substitute dried mint; the flavor is just not the same.

Top Review by mishmac26

I chose this Raita recipe or the fresh mint aspect and devoured it atop red indian chickpea curry last night. Raita merging with the spiciness of curry and chili entres makes me want to eat more today. I added minced scallion and substituted lemon grass to avoid runny yogurt from lemon juice. Excellent recipe for mint lovers.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Stir together the cucumber, yogurt, lemon juice, mint, sugar, and salt in a bowl. Cover and refrigerate at least 3 hours, preferably overnight.
  3. To make your own Greek yogurt, place 2 1/2 cups of plain, nonfat yogurt in a strainer lined with several layers of cheesecloth. Place over a bowl, cover, and refrigerate overnight. Discard the liquid collected in the bowl, and proceed with the recipe!

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