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Recipe, Recipe from another blog, Side Dish

Cool as a cucumber

It has been brutally hot across most of the country for the better part of two weeks and I have been interested in staying cool, drinking iced beverages and checking on the rapid growth of our tomato plants.

Apropos of the weather and my appreciation of East European fare, a friend of mine posted a link on my facebook wall about the summer cuisine of Russia. Included in the story was a recipe for a creamy, cold soup. Since I’ve been on a bit of a Russian food fix lately, I was particularly taken with the soup recipe. I love a good cold cucumber soup inspired with some of the flavors of the Motherland. We served Polish-style pierogi at our wedding paired with picked cabbage and a cold cucumber-dill soup. I don’t know how well it went over with everyone else, but Cam and I loved it!

Today I got some cucumbers and tomatoes from the farmer’s market and put together a batch of soup with a few modifications:

Ready to chill out!

Oroshka a la Lishka

Original recipe can be found here.

3 cups plain kefir

1 1/2 cups water

1/2 cup finely chopped scallions

1/3 cup finely chopped dill

1 medium cucumber evenly cubed

1/2 pint cherry tomatoes, quartered

Salt and pepper to taste

Mix together all of the ingredients and chill. Serve cold, makes about six 1 cup servings

This was a great meal with a warm Ezekiel English Muffin after an intensive workout today. Refreshing, nutritious, filling. I definitely recommend it for a hot day! Best part? No heat required!

Enjoy!

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About lishyskitchen

A regular gal attempting to balance career, life and love while on the path to wellness...

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