Chilled Cucumber & Yogurt Soup With Cilantro, Lime Juice & Dill

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Cilantro, mint and dill make perfect additions to chilled cucumber and yogurt soup so long as you utilize them properly. Learn about chilled cucumber and yogurt soup with cilantro, mint and dill with help from the founder of RealFoodies, Inc. in this free video clip.

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Hi, I'm Claudia from and I'm here today at Kitchen on Fire in Berkeley, California and I'm going to teach you guys how to make a chilled cucumber soup with cilantro, mint and dill. I love cucumbers and a cucumber soup just makes me feel like I'm at the spa, a little cold cucumber soup. So this soup is super simple. It just has cucumber, cilantro, mint, dill, lime juice, garlic and salt oh and of course, yogurt to make it soupy. Anytime you're going to make soup in the blender or anything in the blender that contains big chunks of something, in this case big chunks of cucumber, you want to add your liquid first. So I'm going to start with the yogurt. I need two cups. I love how easily this pours and this is kaffir. You don't have to use kaffir, you just use plain yogurt, it's nice and liquidy. I'm going to throw in a garlic because I don't want big huge chunks of garlic and if it's closer to the bottom it's closer to the blades and here we have lime juice and then some herbs. I might start out just with the herbs, blend that a little bit and then once that's liquid, throw in my cucumbers. Great, so I have my herbs inside the yogurt, I gave it a little push, a little help and I'm going to, alright so I had a few extra herbs over here, I didn't put them in at the beginning because I was afraid it was going to explode and that's not good. And so I just added them and I'm going to give it a quick pulse, push them in a little bit, give them a little help and then on again. That should do it. Alright, so the herbs are in there, they're nice and pureed, I'm going to add a little salt right now, I think it's a good time, whoopsie, just about a teaspoon of salt. You can always add more later and then I'm just going to scoop these in with my hand because if I kind of, if I did this they might make everything splash, nobody wants that. I love it when stuff fits, it's good. And done. I'm going to puree it a little longer, I like a smoother soup. I don't want it to feel like a dip. I think that should do it. Here we have two different ways of serving this cold soup, in a bowl with a spoon like traditional soup or in a glass. like to drink cold soups in a glass because I feel like the spoon is really there to cool it down or you can go, you know, oh it's hot but it's not hot, it's cold. So, cheers.


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