Cucumber, Green Apple and Tomato Cold Soup in Yogurt
Light and cool soup for a hot summer day. Somewhat like gazpacho but in yogurt.
3 lbs yogurt
1 to 2 tbsp coconut milk
2 large cucumber (English or other) – peel and grate (remove seeds, if desired)
1 large green or red tomato – blanch, peel skin, remove seeds and chop
1 medium size green apple – core, peel and cube
1 Thai chile – dice
1 stem mint leaves
1 tbsp cilantro finely cut
1 1/2 tsp toasted cumin powder – (dry temper seeds, grind in mortar)
1/4 tsp black or white pepper or to taste
1 1/4 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp lemon rind
1 small shallot and garlic clove (optional)
In half of the yogurt blend grated cucumber, chopped tomato, apple, chile and mint in the food processor.
Mix the blended with the other half yogurt and add coconut milk, rind, cumin, pepper and salt.
Garnish with cilantro, pickled cucumber and pomegranate.