Chunky Mango Raita with Dates

Author: Canadian Living

Raitas are yogurt-based side dishes that are often served with meals as a palate cooler and refresher. A wide range of ingredients, usually in combination with fresh herbs, are added to full-fat yogurt for raita — from cucumber to the tropical mango combined with succulent dates in this version.

  • Portion size 500 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 2 cups Balkan-style plain yogurt
  • 8 dates pitted and chopped
  • 1 mango peeled and cubed
  • 4 teaspoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Method

In small skillet, toast cumin seeds over medium heat until beginning to darken, about 1 minute; let cool. With side of knife, coarsely crush seeds; set aside.

In small bowl, stir together yogurt, dates, mango, lime juice, mint and salt. (Make-ahead: Cover and refrigerate for up to 24 hours.) Sprinkle with cumin seeds.

Nutritional facts <b>Per 1 tbsp (15 mL):</b> about

  • Sodium 27 mg
  • Protein 1 g
  • Calories 26.0
  • Total fat 1 g
  • Cholesterol 3 mg
  • Saturated fat 1 g
  • Total carbohydrate 4 g

%RDI

  • Iron 1.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 0.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 2.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 3.0
  • Vitamin C 3.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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