First Impressions: Summer Floral Yogurt Soup


This month’s makeover theme is cold soup. I wanted to create something perfect for the summer days, something refreshing as an appetizer or first course for your backyard party. I got the idea form a type of chilled Persian yogurt soup. Enjoy!

A variation of a Persian chilled soup

Summer Floral Yogurt Soup


  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 2 cups 2% plain greek yogurt
  • 1 1/2 cup ice water
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • 1/2 seedless cucumber, peeled and finely diced
  • 1/4 cup chopped mint
  • 1/4 cup chopped dill
  • 1/4 cup chopped chives
  • salt and freshly ground pepper
  • edible flowers


  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Spread the walnuts on foil and toast for 10 minutes. Let cool then finely chop.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk yogurt and ice water. Stir in the raisins, dill, cucumber, walnuts, mint, chives, season with salt and pepper. Refrigerate until very cold, about 1 hour. Serve the soup in cocktail glasses and garnish with edible flower petals. This tastes amazing with grilled bread!

Thank you to Natasha from 5 Star Foodie and Laz from Lazaro Cooks! as always. The two fantastic chefs who come up with these brilliant themes and ideas.

hosted by 5 Star Foodie & Lazaro Cooks!

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14 comments for “First Impressions: Summer Floral Yogurt Soup

  1. 5 Star Foodie
    June 28, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    I love the flavor profile in this soup, how beautiful with the flowers!

  2. Norma-Platanos, Mangoes and Me!
    June 29, 2012 at 6:24 am

    Just lovely….elegant….

  3. Joan Nova
    June 29, 2012 at 6:44 am

    Lovely looking, lovely combination of ingredients!

  4. deana@lostpastremembered
    June 29, 2012 at 7:41 am

    What is a cold soup without flowers? The picture is magnificent and love the Persian flavors. Yogurt is one of my favorite things so I will be making this soon!!

  5. Shannon
    June 29, 2012 at 8:38 am

    this is so interesting! never had anything like this, but it would be perfect as a summer appetizer 🙂

  6. Faith
    June 29, 2012 at 9:16 am

    This is such a stunning soup! I love the play of the tangy yogurt with all the other flavors in there!

  7. Victoria
    July 1, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    This is very similar to an Armenian chilled yogurt soup as well! It’s especially pretty with all the flowers on top 🙂

  8. Lori Lynn
    July 1, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    I adore Persian yogurt soup. I made something similar last summer with rose buds. So glad you made this lovely version for the Makeover. The presentation is stunning, striking! Thanks for the reminder to make again this summer…

  9. angela@spinachtiger
    July 2, 2012 at 5:06 am

    Never have seen this type of soup. It’s so beautiful. Love to see flowers added to food.

  10. Laz
    July 2, 2012 at 7:11 pm

    You never cease to surprise. Persian soup! What an amazing combo of flavor and eye-poping presentation.

    Two thumbs up.

  11. Magic of Spice
    July 4, 2012 at 1:01 pm

    Oh wonderful this is! I know I would just be in love with the texture…amazing soup idea!

  12. Chris and Amy
    July 5, 2012 at 6:53 am

    What a wonderful dish this is for summer! And it’s beyond pretty!

  13. Tanantha
    July 5, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    Oh i love that it’s no-cooking- kinda soup! Yogurt is great choice for summer and cold soup. Beautiful flowers for topping!

  14. Bren @ Flanboyant Eats™
    July 10, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    Never heard of a cold Persian soup. It’s so pretty. No mess or fuss. Perfect.

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