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Low Carb Raita with Cucumber and Mint

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This low carb raita is a classic Indian condiment that works especially well with spicy foods! With added cucumber and mint it has a wonderful cooling effect!

Low Carb Raita with Cucumber and Mint - a classic Indian condiment

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This refreshing cucumber raita can be used in so many ways! You can use it as a dip with some low carb naan bread (perhaps also provide some cilantro chutney?), as a condiment served with curries or Tandoori Chicken, or even as a topping to an Indian-spiced burger!

There are many different variations, and my low carb version isn't too far from the traditional idea. If you don't like mint you could use cilantro instead, and you could add a dash of lemon juice if you felt like it was needed.

Do spend the time to remove the seeds from the cucumber (I only use English cucumbers!), otherwise the raita will turn watery.

How to Make Low Carb Raita

This recipe comes together in just a few minutes, and can be made in advance – super convenient!

Low Carb Raita with Cucumber and Mint - a classic Indian condiment

Cut the cucumber into quarters lengthways, then run a knife down the edge to separate the seeds from the cucumber. Discard the seeds. 

Low Carb Raita with Cucumber and Mint - a classic Indian condiment

Chop the cucumber finely and add it to a bowl with Greek yogurt, finely chopped fresh mint, minced garlic (or garlic paste), ground cumin, salt and pepper.

Stir well and taste – you may prefer to add more cumin, seasoning, or even more mint! Bear in mind that the garlic is uncooked, so don't add too much at the start!

Low Carb Raita with Cucumber and Mint - a classic Indian condiment

Transfer to a serving bowl, and garnish with a mint sprig and a little paprika.

Low Carb Raita with Cucumber and Mint - a classic Indian condiment

Cover and store in the fridge until required.

Low Carb Raita with Cucumber and Mint - a classic Indian condiment

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Low Carb Raita with Cucumber and Mint

Low Carb Raita with Cucumber and Mint

Yield: Approximately 1½ cups
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

This low carb raita is an Indian condiment that works especially well with spicy foods! With added cucumber and mint it has a wonderful cooling effect!

Ingredients

  • ½ English cucumber
  • 5.3 oz (150g) plain Greek yogurt
  • 4-6 fresh mint leaves, finely chopped
  • ½-1 tsp garlic paste or minced garlic
  • ¼ tsp ground cumin
  • salt and black pepper, to taste
  • paprika and mint sprig, to garnish

Instructions

  1. Cut the cucumber into quarters lengthways, then run a knife down the edge to separate the seeds from the cucumber. Discard the seeds. 
  2. Chop the cucumber finely and add it to a bowl with Greek yogurt, finely chopped fresh mint, minced garlic (or garlic paste), ground cumin, salt and pepper.
  3. Stir well and taste - you may prefer to add more cumin, seasoning, or even more mint! Bear in mind that the garlic is uncooked, so don't add too much at the start!
  4. Transfer to a serving bowl, and garnish with a mint sprig and a little paprika.
  5. Store in the fridge until required.

Notes

5g net carbs per serving of ¼ cup

Nutrition Information
Yield 6 Serving Size ¼ cup
Amount Per Serving Calories 103Total Fat 1gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 8mgSodium 170mgCarbohydrates 6gNet Carbohydrates 5gFiber 1gSugar 5gProtein 16g

Nutritional information for this recipe is provided as a courtesy and is my best approximation. I cannot guarantee completely accurate data due to variations in ingredients and cooking methods. Carbohydrates from sugar alcohols are not included in net carb counts as it has been shown that they do not impact blood sugar. Net carbs are the total carbs minus fiber.

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