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Persian Carpet

James Carrier
Yield Makes 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups coarsely chopped English cucumber (for best color, leave peel on)
  • 2 cups plain whole-milk yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh mint leaves
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon kosher or sea salt

Nutrition Information

  • calories 75
  • caloriesfromfat 44 %
  • protein 4.5 g
  • fat 3.7 g
  • satfat 2.4 g
  • carbohydrate 6.5 g
  • fiber 0.6 g
  • sodium 172 mg
  • cholesterol 15 mg

How to Make It

  1. In a blender, whirl 1 1/2 cups coarsely chopped English cucumber (for best color, leave peel on), 2 cups plain whole-milk yogurt, and 2 teaspoons chopped fresh mint leaves until very smooth. Add kosher or sea salt to taste (1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon). Fill four tall glasses (16-oz. capacity) halfway with ice cubes. Pour yogurt mixture equally into glasses. Slowly fill each glass to the rim with cold seltzer water. Garnish with fresh mint sprigs.