Minted Yogurt Soup with California Raisins, Walnuts and Chives

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Minted Yogurt Soup with California Raisins, Walnuts and Chives
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Ingredients

  • 1/2 c. California natural raisins
  • 1/2 c. Californian golden raisins
  • 1/2 C. dry sherry
  • 1 Tbsp. honey
  • 1 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 2 c. plain lowfat yogurt
  • 1 c. lowfat milk
  • 1 large cucumber; peeled, seeded and chopped
  • 2 hard-cooked eggs, chopped
  • 1/4 c. scallions, minced
  • 1/4 c. fresh chives, minced
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. white pepper
  • 1/2 c. fresh mint, chopped
  • 1 c. walnuts, chopped
  • 1 tbsp. California natural raisins; for garnish
  • 1 tbsp. California golden raisins; for garnish
  • 1 tbsp. chopped walnuts; for garnish
  • 1 tbsp. chopped fresh chives; for garnish
  • 6 sprigs fresh mint; for garnish

Preparation

Preparation

1 Soak raisins in sherry, honey, and balsamic vinegar for 20 minutes.

2 In large bowl, combine yogurt, milk, cucumber, eggs, scallions, chives, salt, pepper and chopped mint.

3  Add raisins with liquid and walnuts. Cover and chill thoroughly, at least 3 to 4 hours or overnight.

4 Stir soup and adjust seasonings.

5  Serve in chilled clear glass bowls accompanied with raisins, walnuts, chives and sprigs of mint in small condiment bowls or spooned on top of soup.

Source: California Raisin Marketing Board