Tomato, Jalapeno & Cucumber Yogurt Raita


Tomato, Jalapeno & Cucumber Yogurt Raita


1 cup Greek yogurt

1/2 small onion

1/2 cucumber

1 tomato – quartered

2 Jalapenos – seeded

1 tsp (or more – to taste) ground cumin

Salt & pepper to taste (go LIGHT with the salt as it overpowers this dish quickly)

Cilantro – for garnish

Extra diced tomato or Jalapeno makes nice garnish, too.


Put the yogurt in the food processor & whip it smooth. Add the cumin & pulse until it is blended. Drop the onion in & pulse til it is chopped finely. Add the cucumber & jalapenos and pulse until they are chopped but not as fine as the onion. Add the tomato & pulse a few times so that it appears diced – but bits are still clearly identifiable as tomato.

Put it in a bowl & garnish with cracked pepper, cilantro & tomato & jalapeno – if you are using them.
Elis McCarthy,
Aug 12, 2012, 11:11 AM