WHB #40: Cucumber-mint ayran

This week Gabriella from My Life as a Reluctant Housewife in California does the recap of Kalyn’s Weekend Herb Blogging.

The whole week was very hot in the north of Germany. Yesterday it was not only hot but close and hot. A refreshing herb these days is mint. I already wrote about mint. It is easy to grow, but the only problem with growing mint is the tendancy it has to travel, sending runners under the ground. If you’re not careful a small mint patch can completely overtake garden. This herb is in season now and there is a German Event about Minze – mint**.
The Turkish cuisine offers a delicious thirst quenching drink called ayranwith mint

cucumber-mint ayran

Cucumber-mint ayran

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Title: Cucumber-mint ayran Button German
Yield: 1 Recipe

1 Cucumber, deseeded and diced
White pepper, ground
500 ml Yoghurt, 10 % fat, Turkish or Greek
1 small Bunch mint, stems removed
500 ml Ice water (ca. 4°C)

============================ SOURCE ============================
Sat.1-Show „Jetzt geht’s um die Wurst – Das
große Promi-Grillen“, Sendung vom 30.07.2005,
Rezept von Kolja Kleeberg
— Edited *RK* 07/06/2006 by
— Ulrike Westphal@Küchenlatein

Lightly salt cucumber and mix. Leave to stand in a sieve set over a
bowl for 30 mins, then gently squeeze between sheets of kitchen
paper to remove excess juice. Give cucumber and remaining
ingredients into a blender and mix until smooth. Give through a fine
sieve and season to taste.

Preparation time: ca. 30 min


** http://gaertnerblog.de/blog/?p=107 not longer available

7 thoughts on “WHB #40: Cucumber-mint ayran

  1. strandi

    I love ayran
    I always drink it when I buy a falafel at the Dönerbude. This is quite an interesting alternative to plain ayran just with yoghurt, water and salt.

  2. Kalyn (Gast)

    This sounds very refreshing. I’m always looking for things to make with mint. In my garden I have a plastic border that’s pounded into the ground to keep the mint from escaping, and still it gets over the border sometimes!


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