The fall season is the perfect time to sip a cup of delicious, hot soup. If you're looking for new and different soup recipes, try this recipe from Turkey for "yayla," or "highland meadow" soup.
It's mild, minty, slightly tangy taste and creaminess will warm you up and go straight to your heart. This recipe comes from the northern, mountainous regions of the country where grazing is good and fresh dairy products like yogurt are at their best.
The good news is, you don't have to travel all the way to the north of Turkey to enjoy it. Today, it's served all over the country in nearly every household and restaurant.
Every cook, amateur or professional has their own special recipe. And now you have the recipe I use to make it yourself, wherever you are.
If you like plain yogurt, it's a good recipe to have on hand, especially when you're feeling under the weather. In Turkey, it's mildness on the stomach and nutritious ingredients have made it a favorite when you have the flu.
Hospitals even serve it to recovering patients. Go ahead plain yogurt lovers. Do something good for your body and warm up your heart with this delicious Turkish soup.
Photo © Elizabeth Taviloglu, 2012