Cucumber Yogurt

  • Serves

    makes 6 cups

  • Cook

    1 hour


Similar to raita, this Iranian sauce differs with the addition of minced fresh yellow onion; make a day ahead to allow the flavors to really marry before serving.


  • 4 cups plain, full-fat yogurt
  • 1 English cucumber, grated
  • 1 small yellow onion, minced
  • 2 garlic cloves, mashed into a paste
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper


Step 1

Mix yogurt, cucumber, onion, garlic, salt, and pepper in a bowl; cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving.

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