Vegetarian Serves 6 as a starter
Preparation and cooking times
Prep 40 mins
plus salting time
- Cut the cucumbers in half lengthways. Scoop out the seeds with a teaspoon and throw them away. Slice the cucumbers, put them in a colander and sprinkle with a little salt to soften. Leave for 20-30 minutes. Rinse under cold water and pat dry.
- Melt a knob of butter in a large pan and add the onions and garlic. Cook gently until soft, but don’t colour. Add the cucumber and cook for a further 2-3 minutes. Season really well then add the stock, and all the stalks from the mint. Bring to the boil. Remove from the heat, take out the mint stalks and discard. Cool a little then purée. Leave to cool and then purée again with the yoghurt and a few mint leaves. Chill completely.
- Serve in bowls with some mint leaves, an extra drizzle of yoghurt, and ice cubes, if you like.
61 kcalories, protein 3.8g, carbohydrate 5.8g, fat 2.5 g, saturated fat 1.4g, fibre 1.1g, salt 0.7 g.
Content Credit: www.bbcgoodfood.com