Cucumber Raita

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Serve this cool, refreshing salad with my Lamb Tagine and Moroccan Couscous on this site. 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.

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Prep Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
3 hrs
Total Time:
3 hrs 15 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
3 cups

Ingredients

  • 2 hot house cucumber - peeled, seeded and thinly sliced

  • 2 cups Greek yogurt

  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint

  • ½ teaspoon white sugar

  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt

Directions

  1. Stir together the cucumber, yogurt, lemon juice, mint, sugar, and salt in a bowl. Cover and refrigerate at least 3 hours, preferably overnight.

Note

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!

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

50 Calories
3g Fat
3g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 50
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Cholesterol 8mg 3%
Sodium 62mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 4mg 21%
Calcium 1mg 0%
Potassium 5mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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