Yogurt and Cucumber Salsa

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Preparation info

  • Makes

    2 cups

    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

Simply Salmon

Simply Salmon

By James Peterson

Published 2001

  • About

Cucumber salads show up in Mediterranean countries, in the Middle East, and in India. In France we used to make one with mint and crème fraîche; in Iran they add walnuts and raisins. But it was an Indian raita of cucumbers in yogurt—served as a cool and refreshing side dish to accompany fiery curries—that gave me the idea of converting it into a salsa to dollop on grilled fish, h’s especially good on salmon because its lightness and tang contrast with the salmon’s rich, deep flavors.