Louki Raita (Zucchini in Creamy Yogurt

Total Time:
40 min
Prep:
30 min
Cook:
10 min

Yield:
: 2 1/2 cups
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 3 medium zucchini
  • 1 1/2 cups plain whole-milk yogurt (preferably Middle Eastern)
  • 1/2 cup packed fresh mint leaves
  • 1/4 cup packed fresh coriander sprigs
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lime juice, or to taste
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons whole milk, if necessary
Directions

Grate zucchini on largest holes of a four-sided grater. In a large saucepan of boiling salted water blanch zucchini 1 minute. Immediately drain zucchini in a sieve and rinse under cold running water to stop cooking. Squeeze zucchini dry by small handfuls and transfer to a bowl. Stir in remaining ingredients, adding enough milk to reach desired consistency. Raita may be made 2 days ahead and chilled, covered. Serve raita at cool temperature.


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