Cucumber Raita Condiment by Doug Hawrish

Cucumber (cucumis sativus) is in the gourd family.  Beyond the rich Canadian tradition of pickling the cucumber, there are many uses for this cooling vegetable.  Personally I like thick slices marinated in cider vinager and dill! Mmmmm with carway rye. Yum!

Here is an Indian condiment recipe which compliments the cucumber perfectly:

Cucumber Raita Dip Recipe

1 cucumber seeded and finely chopped

1 cup plain yoghurt

1 TBSP mint

1/4 tsp cumin

Stir & enjoy along bbq meats, fish, poultry and all vegetarian entrees.  This is a cooling condiment excellent for summer!

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One response to “Cucumber Raita Condiment by Doug Hawrish

  1. I suggest squeezing out all the water from the cucumber, it leaves the dip thick and you can also use it another day.

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