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Cucumbers and Tomatoes in Yogurt (Raita)


  • 2 medium cucumbers, cut in half lengthwise, seeds removed, chopped
  • 2 green onions (with tops), chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large tomatoes, chopped
  • ½ clove garlic, minced
  • 2 Tablespoons snipped cilantro
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup plain nonfat yogurt

Mix cucumbers, green onions, and salt; let stand 10 minutes. Add tomatoes. Mix remaining ingredients except yogurt; toss with cucumber mixture. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour.

Drain thoroughly. Just before serving, fold in yogurt.