Cilantro-Yogurt Topping

Cilantro-Yogurt Topping
Recipe type: Sauce
  • 1 cup nonfat yogurt
  • 1-2 cups chopped cilantro, keep some aside for garnish
  • Garlic and black pepper to taste
  • 2-4 fresh jalapeno chillis
  • Unsalted sunflower seeds to thicken mixture
  1. Mix in blender and then swirl on top of the soup in individual bowls.
  2. Variations
  3. Substitute vegetable, chicken or beef stock for the coconut milk.
  4. Omit the peanut butter, chilli, and middle-eastern seasonings and use sage and white pepper instead, pick out sage leaves, put through the blender, and use a swirl of cream or yoghurt at the end to consolidate the texture. A roasted-red pepper topping would be good with this (same as above topping recipe except use roasted red peppers in place of chili and cilantro).
  5. Other thickeners can be used: day old rice, etc. A nice version might be made with Italian roasting spices and old bread (toasted and/or fried in olive oil – or just toasted under the broiler with a bit of olive oil on top).
  6. Serve with Butternut or Pumpkin Soup