Recipe courtesy of Gourmet Magazine

Louki Raita (Zucchini in Creamy Yogurt

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 40 min
  • Prep: 30 min
  • Cook: 10 min
  • Yield: : 2 1/2 cups
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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


  1. 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.;