Pepperoncini (long, thin Italian pickled chiles) give Marcia Kiesel's otherwise-mild soup an appealingly tangy flavor.

Marcia Kiesel
Recipe by Food & Wine September 2009

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Credit: © Petrina Tinslay

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Yield:
6
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a blender, puree the chopped cucumbers with the chopped pepperoncini, the pickling liquid, 2 tablespoons of the dill, the yogurt and buttermilk until very smooth. Stir in the cumin and the remaining dill and season with salt. Refrigerate until chilled, about 30 minutes.

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  • Ladle the soup into 6 bowls. Serve each bowl with a whole pepperoncini and cucumber spears on the side.

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