Serves 4| Hands-On Time: 15m| Total Time: 15m
4 scallions, chopped
3 cucumbers, sliced
2 zucchini, sliced
3/4 cup olive oil, plus more for drizzling
1/2 cup fresh basil leaves, plus more for serving
1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup plain yogurt (not Greek), plus more for serving
kosher salt and black pepper
- Puree the scallions, cucumbers, zucchini, oil, basil, and lemon juice in a blender until smooth.
- Add the yogurt and 1 teaspoon each salt and pepper and pulse to combine.
- Serve topped with additional yogurt, torn basil, and pepper. Drizzle with olive oil.
By Lindsay Hunt, July, 2014 via realsimple.com –>
Make it vegan
Purchase some vegan yogurt. There are many different brands on the market. Find something plain.
Or make your own vegan yogurt. I found good instructions on this website and the author claims it is easy, although I have never tried it myself. Make your own vegan yogurt –>
Waverley Kitchens WK Pacs
Waverley Kitchens contacted me and offered to send me a sample of their new WK Pacs for me to taste test. The pacs contain spices for authentic Indian dishes and detailed cooking instructions that were very easy to follow. You have to shop for the rest of the ingredients yourself. They have vegan alternatives for all their WK Pac recipies. WK Pacs are packaged together as a meal and include a curry, sabji (dry vegetable dish), and raita (yogurt based dish).
I tried the Masala Paneer Curry, Green Beans Sabji, Mixed Vegetable Raita using their instructions for the vegan alternative – firm tofu in place of paneer cheese, soy instead of cow’s milk, soy yogurt, etc..
It was very tasty, a bit spicy, and very authentic tasting.
If you like to cook and want to make some authentic Indian dishes, but the complex spices elude you, then these are the pacs for you.
They have a nice website, here’s the page with all the different meals they offer. They even have videos on how to make the meals on their website as well as online ordering.
Take a look — http://waverleykitchens.ning.com/page/meals-1