Raita salad

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10 min


6 servings


  • 2 plum tomatoes
  • 1 English cucumber
  • 1/2 small red onion
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped fresh basil , coriander or parsley
  • 1 cup plain yogurt , preferably 2% m.f.
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 head romaine lettuce


  • Cut tomatoes in half. Squeeze out and discard seeds. Finely chop. Place in a medium-size bowl. Slice cucumber in half lengthwise. With a spoon, scoop out and discard seeds. Grate cucumber using large holes of a box grater. Using your hands, squeeze out excess liquid. Discard liquid. Finely chop onion. Coarsely chop basil. Add all to bowl. Stir in yogurt and salt.
  • Cut romaine into long thin strips and place on a platter. Then spoon tomato mixture overtop.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 52,
  • Protein
  • 4.1 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 8.1 g,
  • Fat
  • 0.9 g,

Raita (pronounced “rye-ta”) is a yogurt-based salad often served with Indian food as a cooling contrast to spicy dishes. It’s great with our Indian Grilled Fish.