Chicken Salad with Cumin-Scented Carrot Raita courtesy of Food & Wine
One roasted chicken, meat shredded (I got one at the deli) 3 large radishes, thickly sliced 1/4 small red onion, thinly sliced 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped mint leaves 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin Cumin-Scented Carrot Raita Salt Cayenne pepper Lime wedges and warmed pita
In a large bowl, toss the chicken with the radishes, onion, mint and cumin. Stir in the raita and season with salt and cayenne. Serve with lime wedges and warmed pita.
Cumin-Scented Carrot Raita 2/3 cup plain whole-milk yogurt 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 garlic clove, minced 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds 2 carrots, coarsely shredded 2 scallions, white and tender green parts only, thinly sliced 1 tablespoon finely chopped cilantro leaves Salt Cayenne pepper
Spoon the yogurt into a coffee filter set in a strainer and let stand until slightly thickened, about 10 minutes. Transfer the yogurt to a medium bowl.
Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a small skillet. Add the garlic and cumin seeds and cook over moderate heat, stirring, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add the carrots and scallions and cook, stirring, until just heated through. Add the carrot mixture and the cilantro to the drained yogurt and season with salt and cayenne. Serve the raita warm, at room temperature or chilled.