Cool Cucumber Raita

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 40 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Inactive: 30 min
  • Yield: 6 to 8 servings
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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


  1. 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.