Nordic Buttermilk Soup



Cucumber, Ginger, Turmeric Root, Raw Manuka Honey, Onion, Garlic & Buttermilk

I’m in Recuperation Station recently from a tooth extraction.  No solids for 3 days, no hot food, etc.  After a day of ice cream yesterday I am ready for something different.

I turned to some inspiration from Rene Redzepi and his Danish Cold Buttermilk Soup.  My friend Rose Lawrence over at Red Bread serves a version of this soup with strawberries and hot buttermilk biscuits.  It is a sweet, yet tangy soup and I wanted to add some anti-inflammatory & “superfoods” to help the gum healing process — ginger, turmeric, garlic, onion.  The buttermilk is rich in probiotics which is good for those (like me) on antibiotics.  Usually I’m not  big fan of antibiotics but with such a traumatic mouth experience I don’t want to risk the chance of infection.

The recipe is easy:  gather all ingredients and whiz up in a blender.  No cooking, barely any chopping, and no hovering over a pot on a stove.

It’s really a zinger of a soup, probably even more excellent tasting on a hot day in summer.  Try it!

Here’s the Recipe:

1 cup buttermilk

1/2 cucumber, sliced

1/4 inch ginger, sliced

1/4 inch fresh turmeric root, sliced

1 clove garlic, crushed

1/2 onion, sliced

1 Tbsp raw manuka honey

1 tsp salt


Whiz all ingredients in blender.  Pour into bowl or glass, grate some fresh turmeric over top, and serve.

8 Comments on “Nordic Buttermilk Soup

  1. Buttermilk soups are delicious. I’ve never tried one like this before – only with fruit. Yours looks delicious. Hope you recover quickly.

  2. Sounds like you’ll be on the fast track to recovery with this delicious soup! Hope you’re back to your old self soon 🙂

  3. Only a day of ice cream, Sue? Come on, you can do better than that! All kidding aside, this is such an interesting soup! I hope you feel better soon! 😀

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