Recipe from the book :
A classic Indian cooking, where it is known as raita, this refreshing yogurt dip is typically served with hot, spicy curries to act as cooling agent, but it’s also great for a quick snack with some cucumber batons. It’s very easy to make.
1 large cucumber
2 springs of fresh mint, leaves picked & finely chopped
1/2 onion, very finely chopped
4 tbsp plain soya yogurt
A pinch of paprika
1. Peel the cucumber, then cut it in half lenghtways and remove the seeds with teaspoon. Place the cucumber halves on kitchen paper and sprinkle with salt. Leave for 10 minutes.
2. Pat off excess water with with more kitchen paper, then cut the cucumber into small cubes. Place in mixing bowl.
3. All the mint to the cucumber along with the onion and yogurt. Mix together. Transfer to a serving bowl and sprinkle with paprika.
- I loved how the 1st step in procedure helps get rid off excess water from cucumber and helps retain thick consistency of dip.
- I used Nestle Slim since that was readily available
- Add on your own herbs whenever you feel like experimenting a bit.
- I served it with Cucumber batons & Nachos. Nachos isn’t the best thing to include in Detox diet, however, my family ditched the jar of Salsa sauce & enjoyed the evening with this dip (we took a baby step there!)
Read more about 7 Days with The Detox Kitchen Bible here.
Detox Bible – Day 1 – Cucumber, Mint & Yogurt Dip
Detox Bible – Day 2 – Spicy Nuts
Detox Bible – Day 3 – Mango Yogurt with Dried Apricots & Banana
Detox Bible – Day 4 – Ginger, lemongrass & clove Tea
Detox Bible – Day 5- Broccoli & Ginger Soup
Detox Bible – Day 6 – Brown rice & Mushroom risotto
Detox Bible – Day 7 – Mango & Raspberry Sorbet