COLD MATSONI SOUP WITH HERBS

Matsoni (Georgian: მაწონი) is a fermented milk product very similar to yogurt. It is smooth and creamy with a mild, slightly tart flavor. Popular in Georgia and throughout the Caucasus region it is rich in mineral content, protein and calcium and renowned for its health giving properties. In this recipe we show how to make a cold ‘soup’ made with matsoni flavored with herbs, garlic and peppers.

Cold Matsoni Soup

Ingredients: 500 grams of matsoni, 1-2 hot green peppers, 50 grams of fresh green coriander, 3-4 cloves of garlic, half a tsp of black pepper, 200 ml of cooled, boiled water, and salt (amount dependent upon personal preference).

Ingredients for cold matsoni soup

Preparation: Finely chop the coriander and green peppers. Add to a mortar with a pinch of salt and a half tsp of black pepper. Crush together with the garlic cloves.

Crushing Garlic and Herbs

Add the matsoni to a mixing bowl. Add the crushed coriander mixture to the matsoni. Add 200 ml of cooled, boiled water. Mix thoroughly.

Add herbs to matsoni

Serving: Serve cold.

Cold Matsoni Soup ready to serve

Enjoy your Cold Matsoni Soup with Herbs!

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