Makes about 2 cups / This yogurt sauce balances and ties together an Indian meal's flavorful elements. It also makes a cooling dressing for green salads or a dip for fresh vegetables.

2 cups plain low-fat yogurt
½ teaspoon unrefined cane sugar
½ teaspoon salt
Dash of cayenne pepper or crushed red pepper flakes
½ cucumber, diced
2 tablespoons chopped scallions
8 mint leaves, minced

  1. Combine yogurt, sugar, salt, and cayenne or red pepper flakes; mix well. Add remaining ingredients and mix. Let stand at least 10 minutes before serving.

PER SERVING (½ cup): 83 cal, 11% fat cal, 1g fat, 1g sat fat, 8mg chol, 6g protein, 13g carb, 0g fiber, 367mg