Cucumber & mint relish

Cucumber & mint relish

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Prep: 15 mins No cook


Serves 6 - 8
This cooling sauce is similar to a raita - perfect for serving as a buffet or dinner party side dish to tame hot curries and spiced meats

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy
  • Gluten-free
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving (8)

  • kcal18
  • fat1g
  • saturates0g
  • carbs2g
  • sugars1g
  • fibre0g
  • protein1g
  • salt0g


  • ½ cucumber
  • large pack mint, leaves picked, plus extra, to serve



    There are several types of mint, each with its own subtle difference in flavour and appearance.…

  • 1 garlic clove
  • small piece of ginger, peeled



    Mainly grown in Jamaica, Africa, India, China and Australia, ginger is the root of the plant. It…

  • 100g natural yogurt


  1. Peel the cucumber and coarsely grate the sides, discarding the seeds. Season generously with salt. Tip into a colander or sieve and leave for 10 mins to drain, then squeeze out as much liquid as you can and tip into a bowl.

  2. Tip the remaining ingredients into a mini chopper or food processor and blitz. Pour the sauce over the cucumber and stir, then chill until needed. Serve scattered with mint.

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1st Feb, 2019
This is actually a very good recipe for raita. I have found that if you make it without the cucumber about 2-3 days before and put it in the fridge the mint flavours the yoghurt really well. If you want add cucumber add it just before serving to stop it leaking into the sauce. Recommended. We serve it with the Curried Pulled Lamb but it also goes well with a good hot curry.
19th Sep, 2015
Lovely fresh raita style sauce. We served with the Curried Pulled Lamb from Sept 15 article. Followed instructions and ingredients and no issues. Would be great with poppadoms too.
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