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Yogurt And Chive Summer Soup ©

June 30, 2015







What to do with a glut of Chives? I love chives and I have two big pots in my garden and I love summer soups, so I decided to experiment!

The result is a lovely chilled soup gently flavoured with chives, freshly ground coriander and red pepper corns.

This is especially for my friend Alexandra, who cooked us a delicious meal on the sand in Sifnos served in her beautiful Sifnos plates. Next day I was up early and off to the ‘Ceramics Work Shop’ to feast on all their beautiful plates……I left laden with goodies! The bowl below is an example.

* I have made this soup again and again this summer, it is just perfect for a hot day!




Yogurt And Chive Summer Soup ©





For six Persons

Time to prepare: 15 mins

****Make the day before for best results!





1 kilo Greek Fage Yogurt

Large bunch of chives

500-800 ml iced water

1 inch piece of Fresh Lemon Grass

Salt to taste, 2 tsp at least…

Freshly ground black pepper

Freshly ground red pepper corns and coriander berries



***Best made the day before for the flavours to really come out and for the chives not to be too crunchy.


1. Wash chives, remove any dead pieces. Chop finely with sharp cook’s knife.

2. Empty yogurt into soup tureen and add chives.

3. Using a balloon whisk, add iced water and mix to a thick cream consistency. About half a litre.

4. Using a very fine grater add a little lemon grass, not too much or it will become bitter, about a teaspoon full.

5. In a spice grinder place 1 tsp coriander berries and 1 tsp red peppercorns. Grind into soup until you taste the flavour and add a little freshly ground when serving.

6. Taste for flavour and place in refrigerator to chill for at least two hours, ideally over night. Taste again before serving, because once cold, it may need a little extra salt and spices.


Cook’s Note: Spices need to be freshly ground, the powdered equivalents will not produce the same result. My new ‘hand spice grinder,’ found in Cook’s shop, is ideal!

Salts vary in strength, add enough to really bring out the flavour.

Really only this lovely Greek yogurt can be used, it is thick and creamy and delicious!




Yogurt And Chive Summer Soup ©

Gather together your ingredients and chop chives finely with a sharp cook’s knife.


Yogurt And Chive Summer Soup ©

…..The finer the better….


Yogurt And Chive Summer Soup ©

There is nothing like fresh chives!


Yogurt And Chive Summer Soup ©

Place Yogurt in soup tureen and add chives.


Yogurt And Chive Summer Soup ©

Mix with a balloon whisk.


Yogurt And Chive Summer Soup ©

Add iced water until you reach the consistency you want. It should be thick and creamy.

Yogurt And Chive Summer Soup ©

Add salt pepper and freshly ground red peppercorns and coriander seeds. Freshly ground is essential!

*This is my new spice grater from Cook Shop!



Yogurt And Chive Summer Soup ©

Using a very fine grater, add fresh lemon grass.


Yogurt And Chive Summer Soup ©

Serve after chilling in the refrigerator for at least two hours. Check for seasoning.

* Sifnos Ceramic wear !


Yogurt And Chive Summer Soup ©

Final result…..


Yogurt And Chive Summer Soup ©










3 Comments leave one →
  1. June 30, 2015 9:40 pm

    A BIG thank you to Yani for all the ‘Watermarks’ and enthusiastic encouragement for my blog ! L.S. to B.B. :))))


  2. Anna permalink
    June 30, 2015 9:50 pm

    Looks delicious, Jane! Beautiful bowls as well!


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