Eat Globally: Raita Yogurt Salad Lettuce Wraps

Serve this Ayurvedic yogurt salad as an appetizer or as a refreshing accompaniment to any meal.

| May/June 2008

  • This Ayurvedic yogurt salad makes a tasty appetizer or a refreshing accompaniment to any meal.
    Photo By Joe Lavine

Raita Yogurt Salad Wraps
Serves 4

Serve this Ayurvedic yogurt salad as an appetizer or as a refreshing accompaniment to any meal. (It is appropriate for all dosha types.)

1 cup halved cherry or grape tomatoes
1/2 cup shredded carrots
1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1 cup plain yogurt (whole-milk, low-fat or nonfat)
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
Sea salt, to taste
4 large butter, iceberg or romaine lettuce leaves, washed

1. In a medium bowl combine tomatoes, carrots, onion and cilantro.

2. In a small bowl combine yogurt, cumin and salt. Whisk until smooth. Fold yogurt mixture into vegetable mixture. Season with more salt to taste.

3. Divide filling and spoon into each lettuce leaf. Serve immediately.

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