*My husband didn't like the soup, he said it was, "Just a little too.. different.." for him, so I guess it's not for everyone.
Chilled Yogurt and Cucumber Soup
-- Recipe copied from Kate @ Accidental Hedonist
1/2 cup golden raisins (260)
2 cups unflavored yogurt (300)
1/2 cup half & half (140)
1 cup ice water
1 medium cucumber, peeled, seeded and diced (17)
4 scallions, chopped (10)
Salt and (white) pepper, to taste (I used black pepper)
6 ice cubes, about 4oz
fresh dill, chopped (I didn't have dill)
In a small bowl, place the raisins and cover with cold water. Allow to set for 5 minutes.
Place the yogurt in a large mixing bowl. Add the half & half and ice water and stir in slowly but thoroughly.
Drain the raisins. Add them to the yogurt along with the walnuts, cucumbers and scallions. Flavor with the salt and pepper.
Stir in the ice cubes. Cover with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator at least 3 hours but preferably overnight.
Serve in the bowl and sprinkle the freshly chopped dill on top.
Makes about 5.5 cups, 154.5 calories per cup.
I served this with 4 Ham and Cucumber Rolls, for a total of 409.5 calories.