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A bowl of homemade vegan cucumber raita garnished with extra cucumber, mint, and cilantro

Homemade Vegan Cucumber Raita

  • Author: Meatless Makeovers
  • Prep Time: 10 min.
  • Cook Time: 0 min.
  • Total Time: 10 min.
  • Yield: 20 Servings 1x
  • Category: Condiment, Side Dish
  • Method: Grate, Chop
  • Cuisine: Indian
  • Diet: Vegan


A simple vegan recipe for raita– a creamy Indian condiment made with cucumber, mint & cilantro. Serve alongside spicy dishes to cool the palate.


  • 1 Persian Cucumber (Peeled, Grated and Squeezed)
  • 1 Cup Dairy-Free Yogurt
  • 1 Small Onion (Peeled and Finely chopped)
  • 1/4 Cup Cilantro Leaves (Finely Chopped)
  • 2 Tbsp Fresh Mint Leaves (Finely Chopped)
  • 1 lime (Juice)
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Cumin
  • 1/4 tsp Salt (or to taste)
  • 1/4 tsp Ground Pepper (or to taste)
  • Extra Sliced Cucumber (Optional Garnish)
  • Additional Fresh Cilantro and Mint (Optional Garnish)


  1. Peel the cucumber and using a coarse box grater, grate the cucumber into coarse shreds. Transfer the cucumber to a paper towel or clean kitchen towel and squeeze out as much moisture as you can. Discard the liquid and set the cucumber shavings to the side. 
  2. Prepare the onion, cilantro and mint. 
  3. In a medium bowl, add the yogurt, onion, cilantro, mint, lime juice, ground cumin, salt and pepper.
  4. Stir the ingredients until they are well combined. 
  5. Garnish with extra cucumber slices and fresh herbs, if desired. Use immediately or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.


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