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Cucumber Smoothies


Ingredients

2 cups cold plain yogurt (nonfat, low-fat, or whole-milk)

2 1/2 cups chopped cold cucumbers (any variety), plus 4 slices

2 1/2 tablespoons packed coarsely chopped fresh dill

2 1/2 tablespoons packed coarsely chopped fresh basil

2 1/2 tablespoons packed coarsely chopped fresh mint leaves

2 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice 

3/4 teaspoon fine sea salt

About 1 1/2 cups cold club soda or sparkling water

 

Preparation

1. Whirl yogurt, chopped cucumbers, herbs, lemon juice, 3/4 cup ice cubes, and the salt in a blender until smooth.

2. Pour cucumber purée into 4 tall glasses (12-oz. size). Fill glasses with club soda and stir. Add more ice if you like, and garnish with cucumber slices.

Make ahead: Through step 1, up to 4 hours, chilled airtight; stir before using.

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving using nonfat yogurt.

Jerry Anne Di Vecchio, Sunset

AUGUST 2014


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