Cucumber Recipes

Cucumber and Mint Raita recipe

A raita is a lovely, cooling sauce that you can serve over any curry or with any spicy meal. Use fresh mint as the flavour is best, although dried can be used in a pinch. Slice the cucumber in whichever way you fancy.


  • 2 cucumbers
  • 500g Greek yoghurt
  • 3 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp. freshly chopped mint
  • Pinch caster sugar
  • Pinch salt


  1. Peel, slice and seed the cucumbers then cut into slices.

  2. Stir the cucumber with the yoghurt, lemon juice, mint, sugar and salt. Leave in the fridge for a few hours before serving.

You could also add something like a spring onion or a small bunch of chives to the raita for extra flavour. Recipe serves 6.

Author: Laura Young.

Back to the Cucumber Recipes home page.

Add a Review or Comment:

500gabout 18 oz (17.6365 oz based on 0.035273 ounces in a gram)


Published: December 21, 2011
Privacy Policy
Published by Starsol