February 12 00:00 2003 Print This Article

Makes about 2 cups (serving size about 1/4 cup)

This high-flavored, low-fat dip can be served with toasted“pita bread triangles. Brush both sides of pita breads lightly with“olive oil and toast quickly on the grill. Cut into wedges.


  • 1 cup plain low-fat yogurt
  • 1 cucumber, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seed
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander seed


  1. In small bowl, stir together cucumber, yogurt, salt and peppers. In a small heavy skillet, toast the cumin and coriander seeds over high heat until fragrant, about 1 minute. Crush seeds coarsely and stir into yogurt mixture. Cover and chill.

    Nutritional Information Per Serving:
    90 calories
    7 g protein
    2 g fat
    11 g carbohydrate
    5 mg cholesterol
    380 mg sodium

Source: NPB

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