Chilled Persian Yogurt Soup

Serve this fragrant chilled soup sprinkled with sumac for the perfect summer’s lunch
Persian Yogurt Soup

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This soup is filled with flavors of nuts, roses, herbs, and dried fruits.

This recipe is courtesy of Food and Wine.

6
Servings
364
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Cup walnuts
  • 1/4 Cup dried rose petals, crushed
  • 2 Cups Greek yogurt
  • 1 1/2 Cup ice water
  • 1/2 Cup golden raisins
  • 1/2 seedless cucumber, peeled and finely diced
  • 1/4 Cup mint, finely chopped
  • 1/4 Cup dill, finely chopped
  • 1/4 Cup chives, finely chopped
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Ground sumac, for garnish

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spread the walnuts on a baking sheet and toast for about 10 minutes. Let cool, then chop finely.

In a small bowl, cover the rose petals with cold water and let stand until softened, about 20 minutes. Drain the petals and squeeze dry.

In a large bowl, whisk the yogurt with the ice water. Stir in the raisins, cucumber, mint, dill, chives, walnuts, and rose petals. Season with salt and pepper. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour, until very cold. Serve the soup sprinkled with sumac. 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
8g
11%
Sugar
34g
38%
Saturated Fat
4g
17%
Cholesterol
8mg
3%
Carbohydrate, by difference
64g
49%
Protein
14g
30%
Vitamin A, RAE
295µg
42%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
56mg
75%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
3µg
3%
Calcium, Ca
371mg
37%
Choline, total
26mg
6%
Fiber, total dietary
6g
24%
Fluoride, F
3µg
0%
Folate, total
67µg
17%
Iron, Fe
4mg
22%
Magnesium, Mg
113mg
35%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
3mg
21%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
278mg
40%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
11µg
20%
Sodium, Na
236mg
16%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
1µg
7%
Water
94g
3%
Zinc, Zn
3mg
38%

Yogurt Shopping Tip

Stock up on good quality extra-virgin olive oil, feta cheese, Kalamata olives, red wine vinegar, oregano, and lemons – these ingredients are central to Greek cuisine

Yogurt Cooking Tip

Simplicity is the secret to Greek cuisine, so paying attention to details such as marinating, seasoning well, and using only the freshest ingredients is key.