Cucumber & mint relish

This cooling sauce is similar to a raita – perfect for serving as a buffet or dinner party side dish to tame hot curries and spiced meats

  • Prep:15 mins
    No cook
  • Serves 8
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 18
  • fat 1g
  • saturates 0g
  • carbs 2g
  • sugars 1g
  • fibre 0g
  • protein 1g
  • salt 0g


  • ½ cucumber
  • large pack mint, leaves picked, plus extra, to serve
  • 1 garlic clove
  • small piece of ginger, peeled
  • 100g natural yogurt


Want to get ahead?

You can make this mint relish the day before - simply keep it chilled until ready to serve.


  1. Peel the cucumber and coarsely grate the sides, discarding the seeds. Season generously with salt. Tip into a colander or sieve and leave for 10 mins to drain, then squeeze out as much liquid as you can and tip into a bowl.

  2. Tip the remaining ingredients into a mini chopper or food processor and blitz. Pour the sauce over the cucumber and stir, then chill until needed. Serve scattered with mint.

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