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Chilled Cucumber-Mint Soup Recipe

Chilled Cucumber-Mint Soup Recipe

This delicately spiced treat from India only takes two steps to make and it creates a palate-pleasing, cooling soup perfect for warm summer nights or even warmer summer afternoons.

So creamy and refreshing, and if you leave out the spices, it even makes a cooling, soothing facial mask! Two recipes in one.

2 cups plain low-fat yogurt
1 medium cucumber, peeled, seeded, and minced
2-3 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
3/4 teaspoon ground roasted cumin
1/4 teaspoon chili powder
Salt and freshly-ground pepper to taste

1. Beat the yogurt in a bowl with a whisk or fork until smooth. Mix with the remaining ingredients.

2. Chill until ready to serve.

Serves 4.

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Adapted from “The Spice of Vegetarian Cooking” by Martha Rose Shulman (Inner Traditions, 1991). Copyright (c) 1991 by Martha Rose Shulman. Reprinted by permission of Inner Traditions Press.
Adapted from “The Spice of Vegetarian Cooking” by Martha Rose Shulman (Inner Traditions, 1991).

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6:04AM PDT on Sep 11, 2013

Sounds great,must try it.thanks for sharing

3:13AM PDT on Apr 29, 2013

Thank you :)

7:39AM PDT on Apr 11, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

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5:30PM PDT on Jun 13, 2012

Thanks for the recipe.

12:25PM PDT on May 16, 2012

Thank you

8:24AM PDT on Jul 4, 2011

sounds great

8:28PM PDT on Jun 14, 2011

Thank you Annie!
Simple recipe, yet sounds pretty good!

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