Cold Soup with Cucumbers, Yogurt and Fresh Herbs

Cold Soup with Cucumbers, Yogurt and Fresh Herbs Recipe

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The fresh herbs and garlic in this soup gives it a very Greek flavour. It’s creamy, dreamy, and divine. If using whole milk yogurt, it will be richer, so serve smaller portions. This can also make a nice lunch or light dinner when paired with a slice of whole grain toast and some smoked fish. Try it for yourself this summer!
Serves  Preparation Time Cooking Time
6 People 10 Minutes
00 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 cups whole or lowfat 2% Greek yogurt
  • 2 tbsps (tablespoons) extra virgin olive oil
  • 1-2 cups lowfat milk
  • 4-5 cucumbers
  • 1/3 cup fresh chopped dill
  • 1 tsp (teaspoon) crushed garlic (or more to taste)
  • 1/2 tsp salt or as per taste
  • White pepper to taste
  • Fresh mint sprigs or roughly chopped mint for garnish

Optional Ingredients

  • Freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Chopped walnuts

Method 

Step 1

In a large bowl, whisk together Greek yogurt, extra virgin olive oil and milk.

Step 2

Start with 1 cup of milk then gradually continue adding more, whisking after each addition, till the yogurt takes on a soupy consistency. You can adjust the consistency according to your preference.

Step 3

Grate the cucumbers into a separate bowl.

Step 4

Wrap the cucumbers in cheesecloth or a clean tea towel and squeeze to remove excess moisture.

Step 5

Stir the cucumbers into the yogurt along with the dill, garlic, salt and white pepper.

Step 6

Adjust seasoning to taste.

Step 7

Place in the refrigerator to chill for at least 1 hour, up to 4 hours.

Step 8

Whisk the soup once more before serving, adding milk to loosen the texture if required and adjusting seasoning as needed.

Step 9

Ladle chilled soup into bowls.

Step 10

Top each serving with chopped mint or a mint sprig.

Step 11

Optionally, you can stir in a bit of fresh lemon juice to brighten the flavor, or top with chopped walnuts for a sweet and nutty crunch.

Step 12

Serve chilled.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 224.9 g

Calories 65 Calories from Fat 12
Total Fat 1.3g 2% Saturated Fat 0.7g 4%
Cholesterol 3mg 1% Sodium 25mg 1%
Potassium 124mg 4% Total Carbohydrates 7.1g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0.8g 3% Sugars 6.0g
Protein 6.2g Vitamin A 2%
Vitamin C 5% Calcium 8%
Iron 1%

* Based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.

Tip :You can replace Greek yogurt with locally available or home-made low-fat yogurt.
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