4 cucumbers, peeled, seeded, and chopped (about 4 cups)

1 to 2 cups water

2 cups plain yogurt (or 1 cup plain yogurt combined with 1

cup sour cream)

1 clove garlic, peeled and smashed

Several fresh mint leaves

2 tablespoons fresh dill or 1 teaspoon dried dill

1 tablespoon honey

1 to 2 teaspoons salt

2 scallions, finely chopped (about 1/3 cup)

Combine the chopped cucumber, 1 cup water, yogurt, garlic, mint, dill, honey, and 1 teaspoon salt in a blender or food processor. Purée the ingredients, adding more of the water until the soup is a consistency you like. Season with more salt to taste.

Transfer the soup to a large bowl and chill for several hours.

Garnish each serving with chopped scallions.


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