cucumber raita

Hi friends! I spent the weekend on a mini vacation eating lots of gluten-free versions of the best foods (i.e. biscuits and gravy, pizza, crepes). Needless to say…carb overload. So happy.

So I’m now going to switch gears and give you a super simple, super healthy recipe for a cucumber raita.

If you are new to Indian food – any form of Indian food goes well with a side of yogurt! Raita is a combination of yogurt, some kind of vegetable, and spices. This particular one is a cucumber raita, which is a very common version.

If you are looking for a few ideas, this would go well with my quinoa upmabeet rice, or even the coconutty vegetable curry.

Cucumber Raita (Makes a big bowl!)


  • 2 cups full-fat plain yogurt
  • 1 cucumber, peeled and chopped into small cubes
  • 1 1/2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/4 tsp smoked paprika
  • salt, as needed


In a large bowl, combine all ingredients. Refrigerate for 30 minutes to an hour prior to serving.

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