Cucumber-Raisin Raita

Submitted by: Roy Harland

This mildly spicy condiment is the perfect complement to Indian and Middle Eastern grilled lamb or couscous.


  • Serving Size: 1/4 cup


  • 1 1/2 cups plain fat free yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint leaves
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup English cucumber; peeled, seeded and diced 1/4-inch
  • 1 cup California raisins
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper


Set a strainer lined with a paper coffee filter over a bowl. Place the yogurt in the filter and let it drain for 3 to 4 hours. Turn the thickened yogurt into a mixing bowl. Fold in the remaining ingredients and season with salt and pepper.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories 90 (3% from fat); Total Fat 0g (sat 0g, mono 0g, poly 0g, trans 0g ); Cholesterol 0mg; Protein 3g; Carbohydrate 20g; (Dietary Fiber 1g; Sugars 18g; ); Iron 1mg; Sodium 40mg; Calcium 103mg; Potassium 300mg

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World Flavors

Special Diet

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