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A Perfect Soup for Early Fall: Mint Kissed Yogurt and Cucumber Soup

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Now that the sun is making infrequent appearances and the once hot days are beginning to get the glow of Fall, the thoughts of refreshing foods begin to enter our minds. This chilled soup, which originates from Turkey, may be just what your body will be craving.

First of all check out the ingredients. You'll be supping on some yogurt, cucumbers, garlic and mint. Each one of these ingredients contain the vitamins and minerals your body not only craves, but needs. You'll be eating a deliciously rich creamy soup without the calories and the fat. Can it get any better?

If you are blessed to live in an area where grilling is year-round, this soup would be a perfect first course for any spicy grilled entree.

Ingredients needed to make Mint Kissed Yogurt and Cucumber Soup (serves 4):

  • 4 cups plain yogurt
  • 1 1/3 cups cold water
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. ground white pepper
  • 3 cucumbers, peeled, seeded and diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 12 mint leaves, minced

Steps:

  1. In a medium bowl whisk together the yogurt, water, salt and pepper until smooth. Cover the bowl and chill at least 2 hours.
  2. Stir all remaining ingredients into the soup and serve.

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