Organic Cucumber Raita

In addition to being a traditional and wonderful accompaniment to Indian food, this organic cucumber raita is a good way to enhance plain poultry, seafood, baked potatoes and vegetables.

It is also cooling with spicy dishes; it would be refreshing on hot Mexican food without the mint. Try it with leftover beef or lamb on a sandwich, or use it as a dip for crudité. It has endless uses – be creative!

Makes 4-6 Servings

• 1 cucumber, peeled
• 1 cup yogurt
• 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
• 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
• 1 tablespoon canned, diced chilies
• 1 teaspoon lemon zest
• 1/2 teaspoon salt
• 1/4 teaspoon white pepper

• Cut the cucumber in half lengthwise and remove the seeds by running a small spoon through the middle.
• Grate the flesh, then drain it for 30 minutes, upside down on a towel.
• Combine the cucumber with the remaining ingredients.

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