Beef with Cucumber Raita


Raita is a simple salad made with yogurt and fruits or vegetables. It helps keep this beef dish low in calories.

Beef With Cucumber Raita
Photo: Mike Dieter
Total Time:
25 mins


  • 1 8 ounce carton plain fat-free or low-fat yogurt

  • ¼ cup coarsely shredded unpeeled cucumber

  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped red or sweet onion

  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh mint

  • ¼ teaspoon sugar

  • Salt and black pepper

  • 1 pound boneless beef sirloin steak, cut 1 inch thick

  • ½ teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning

  • Fresh mint leaves (optional)


  1. Preheat broiler. For raita, in a small bowl combine yogurt, cucumber, onion, snipped mint, and sugar. Season to taste with salt and pepper; set aside

  2. Trim fat from meat. Sprinkle meat with lemon-pepper seasoning. Place meat on the unheated rack of a broiler pan. Broil 3 to 4 inches from heat, turning meat over after half of the broiling time. Allow 15 to 17 minutes for medium-rare (145 degree F) and 20 to 22 minutes for medium (160 degree F).

  3. Cut steak across the grain into thin slices. If desired, garnish steak slices with mint leaves. Serve with raita. Makes 4 servings.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

176 Calories
4g Fat
5g Carbs
28g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 176
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 55mg 18%
Sodium 312mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 28g
Vitamin C 1.8mg 9%
Calcium 141.4mg 11%
Iron 2.7mg 15%
Potassium 576mg 12%
Folate, total 16.1mcg
Vitamin B-12 3.3mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.3mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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