Middle Eastern Yogurt and Mint Salad

This Middle Eastern salad is usually served with rice. It is refreshing and can be eaten with many foods.


2 cups plain yogurt*** I use a large container of plain yogurt, so cut down on the amount of cucumber if you do the 2 cups! Forgot cooking for lots of people I use large amounts!!

1 spoon dry mint

1 cucumber peeled and grated


Put yogurt in a bowl and whisk until smooth, add mint and whisk. Peel and grate cucumber add to yogurt and stir. I grate the cucumber but my mother in law chops it into tiny pieces, so it is up to you.



Published by

58 thoughts on “Middle Eastern Yogurt and Mint Salad

  1. I am seeing many similarities between Middle Eastern cooking and Indian. We’ve had many cultures come to India so it’s a blend many. I love this, we call it raita and we usually have it with biryani. It also tastes great with potato chips, like a dip. 😀

    Liked by 1 person

  2. I love this salad … I generally know it as tzatziki and first tasted it in Greece but more recently as Indian food has become the national food of Britain I know it as Raita too – there are differences of course but the concept is similar. Delicious!

    Liked by 1 person

      1. I just made a revision to the recipe! I cook for a huge household so I use a large container of yogurt! In my efforts to scale it down here I put 2 cups yogurt. So, use as much cucumber as you like but for 2 cups, maybe 1/2 a cucumber!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s