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Chunky Cucumber Raita

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This is a delicious, refreshing low-carb and low calorie side to serve with barbecued meat, especially lamb and beef. You should try this raita with our Low-Carb Lamb Koftas, Greek Lamb Souvlaki or Chicken Seekh Kebabs!

This Low-Carb Cucumber Raita recipe makes four side servings, or up to 8 servings in case you are serving it as a dip, in which case it's better to grate the cucumber rather than creating ribbons.

We all have different dietary needs so it's only natural that you may need to adjust the macros in this recipe. Don't eat dairy? Try this raita with coconut yogurt! You can make any adjustments directly in the KetoDiet App by cloning any of the recipes from my blog and customizing them to fit your macros and preferences.

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Serving size about 145 g/ 5.1 oz

Allergy information for Chunky Cucumber Raita

✔  Gluten free
✔  Egg free
✔  Nut free
✔  Nightshade free
✔  Pork free
✔  Avocado free
✔  Coconut free
✔  Fish free
✔  Shellfish free
✔  Beef free

Nutritional values (per serving, about 145 g/ 5.1 oz)

Net carbs5.1 grams
Protein6.2 grams
Fat3.3 grams
Calories74 kcal
Calories from carbs 27%, protein 33%, fat 40%
Total carbs5.6 gramsFiber0.5 gramsSugars3.7 gramsSaturated fat1.9 gramsSodium170 mg(7% RDA)Magnesium19 mg(5% RDA)Potassium280 mg(14% EMR)

Ingredients (makes 4 servings)

  • 1 cup full-fat yogurt, 5% fat (250 g/ 8.8 oz)
  • 1 large cucumber (300 g/ 10.6 oz)
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice (15 ml)
  • 2 tbsp chopped mint
  • 1/4 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • Optional: 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil (15 ml), to drizzle


  1. Wash the cucumber and prepare all the remaining ingredients for the raita. Chunky Cucumber Raita
  2. Grate the cucumber. You can either use a regular grater or a slicer (to make ribbons), or both for chunky texture. Chunky Cucumber Raita
  3. Place all of the ingredients in a bowl: grated cucumber, yogurt, lemon, olive oil, chopped mint, cumin, coriander, salt and pepper. Chunky Cucumber Raita
  4. Stir to combine and season more to taste if needed. Optionally, drizzle the raita with a tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil. Chunky Cucumber Raita
  5. Serve immediately with any proteins such as these Lamb Koftas, or cover with a cling film and store in the fridge for up to 2 days. Stir before serving. Chunky Cucumber Raita

Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving, about 145 g/ 5.1 oz)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
Yogurt, plain (full-fat, Greek style, 5% fat)
2.4 g5.6 g3.1 g60 kcal
Cucumber (unpeeled), fresh
2.3 g0.5 g0.1 g11 kcal
Lemon juice, fresh
0.2 g0 g0 g1 kcal
Mint, fresh
0.1 g0 g0 g1 kcal
Cumin, ground
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Coriander seed, ground
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Salt, sea salt
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Pepper, black, spices
0.1 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Total per serving, about 145 g/ 5.1 oz
5.1 g6.2 g3.3 g74 kcal

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Martina Slajerova
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Martina Slajerova

I changed the way I ate in 2011, when I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s, an autoimmune disease that affects the thyroid. I had no energy, and I found it more and more difficult to maintain a healthy weight.

That’s when I decided to quit sugar, grains, and processed foods, and to start following a whole-foods-based ketogenic approach to food.

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