Yippie! Finally summer is here! Hot days are lying ahead and my body needs lots of fluid. As is generally known, we need to drink at least 1.5 to 2 liters a day. Mineral water, sugar-free juices and tea are the best fluid providers. There are several fruits and vegetables that possess high fluid content, such as watermelon, tomatoes or cucumbers. Especially in summer I love to eat fresh and crunchy cucumbers which are composed of nearly 95% water. Although this longish vegetable seems rather insignificant there are quite a lot of interesting information about it.
Did you know, that the cucumber’s origin is in India and that it belongs to the family of pumpkins? Even more exciting is the fact that from a botanical point of view the fruit of the cucumber plant is a berry.
From India the cucumber travelled all over the world. Nowadays it is a popular vegetable in many different regions on the planet. In Germany alone there are various designations. In some regions it is called Gommern, Korcken, Ruun, Umurke, Cucumern or Gukumer. Did you notice that the last two names are very similar to the English one? Funny isn’t it?So what are the benefits of this jack-of-all-trades? Well, when it comes to me, the cucumber not only is a refreshing summer vegetable but also thirst-quenching. Moreover it is a yummie and healthy snack for in-between and even a natural cleaning product. With a piece of cucumber you can polish your tap and sink! Try it out!
I personally nibble pieces of cucumbers all over the year and sometimes add some thin slices to cold water with some fresh mint leaves.
Along with these summerlike temperatures I have a nice recipe for you which helps to fill up your fluid reservoir. At the same time it is a full meal. Additionally the kefir cucumber soup has a cooling effect.
For this easy kefir recipe you need
- 1 cucumber*
- 4 medium tomatoes*
- 1 bunch of parsley*
- 1 bunch of dill*
- 200 ml of Kefir – my delicious organic Kefir waits here* for you
- 1 lemon
Do you have everything? Then let’s get started!
- Cut the cucumber in half and remove the cores with a tea spoon so that the soup won’t be too watery
- Dice the cucumber and put it into a bowl
- Cut the tomatoes in small pieces and add them to the cucumber dices
- Remove the herb stems and cut the leaves in small pieces as well
- Now you mix everything with the kefir and the herbs in the bowl
- Season the soup with lemon, salt, pepper and a bit of chilli*
- That’s it! Your refreshing soup is ready to serve!
Kefir cucumber soup – a summerlike refreshing kefir recipePrint Recipe
- 200ml self-made probiotic milk kefir made from organic kefir grains
- 1 cucumber
- 4 medium tomatoes
- 1 bunch of parsley
- 1 bunch of dill
- 1 lemon
Cut the cucumber in half and remove the cores with a tea spoon so that the soup won’t be too watery
Dice the cucumber and put it into a bowl
Cut the tomatoes in small pieces and add them to the cucumber dices
Remove the herb stems and cut the leaves in small pieces as well
Now you mix everything with the kefir and the herbs in the bowl
Season the soup with lemon, salt, pepper and a bit of chilli
…and now: enjoy!
I wish you a lot of fun by making this recipe and I am very excited to hear your opinions about this delicious kefir soup.
I would love to see some comments about your favourite recipes with milk kefir and how you liked mine.
I am looking forward to see you again for my next recipes.
Watch also this video and many more regarding Kefir and Kombucha on my Youtube channel…
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