Cool Cucumber Raita

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

Yield:
6 to 8 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 2 pints thick yogurt (recommended: Greek yogurt)
  • 1/2 bunch cilantro leaves, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seed
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 cucumbers, peeled, seeded and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chopped mint leaves
  • Extra-virgin olive oil, for drizzling
Directions

Put the yogurt, cilantro, cumin, lemon juice, and salt and pepper, to taste, into a blender and puree until the mixture is smooth and green. Pour it into a bowl and fold in the cucumber and mint. Refrigerate at least 1/2 hour before serving to allow the flavors to develop. Taste and adjust the seasoning before serving and drizzle with a little olive oil.


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