Indian Cucumber Yogurt Sauce (Raita)

This is one of our favorite ways to use cucumbers!  And such a great cooling accompaniment to summer meals.

1 large or 2 small cucumbers, peeled and grated
1 tablespoon salt or to taste
2 cups plain (unflavored!) yogurt
4-6 cloves garlic, minced (or garlic scapes)
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped

Place grated cucumber into colander with salt and let drain for 1 hour at room temperature.  Discard juices and add pulp to bowl.  Add the rest of the ingredients to cucumbers and mix.  Refrigerate until ready to serve.