Situational Vegetarian – Chilled Cucumber-Yogurt Soup

I had a tooth extracted recently.  This left me on a restricted diet for several days.  The first day, I was restricted to only cold foods like ice cream, jelly, and yogurt.

I got sick of ice cream pretty quickly after I slept off the anesthetic. I started work on dinner. I took a cue from the tzatziki sauce I made for the lamb burgers a few months back. A Mediterranean style yogurt and cucumber soup would not only meet the restrictions on my diet but would also be satisfying to my palate.

Grate a peeled cucumber. 

Add 2 minced cloves of garlic

Add 1 cup of skim milk

Add 1 cup of fat-free plain yogurt, or greek style yogurt

Add juice of ½ a lemon and a few twists of lemon zest

Once combined, stir and set to rest in the fridge for a few hours.

Once chilled, I added a few more strips of lemon zest.  I was out of fresh  mint so I opted for a bit of dried basil sitting around the kitchen.

A quick post, a quick meal, but fulfilling when limited to cold foods without chewing required.