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.
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).
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.
Add the matsoni to a mixing bowl. Add the crushed coriander mixture to the matsoni. Add 200 ml of cooled, boiled water. Mix thoroughly.
Serving: Serve cold.
Enjoy your Cold Matsoni Soup with Herbs!