Peach Lime Lassi


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The first baskets of fresh brightly-colored local peaches may have coincided with a spell of intensely hot and humid weather, but the way the summer in southwestern Ontario is going this year the introduction of every kind of local produce will be met with the same. Time for some simple recipes to beat the heat and to keep me out of the kitchen as much as possible, and a cold peach and yogurt lassi does just both those tricks.

Fruit lassis are an invention of India, where they know a thing or two about hot weather. Made from blended ice, yogurt, fruit and frequently a little Indian spicing, lassis are ridiculously simple to make and they're delightfully cold, smooth, and creamy — satisfying like an ice cream milkshake but lighter and easier on the stomach with the added refreshing tang from the yogurt and fresh lime juice. Lassis are a perfect vehicle for sweet fresh peaches, and I've added a dash of cardamom for a hint of spicy-sweet flavor and fragrance.

The beautiful color, aroma and flavor of fresh peaches makes this lassi a perfect drink to serve on the patio during an afternoon summer, but it's also great for breakfast too!


Peach Lime LassiPeach Lime Lassi
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Cuisine: Indian
Published on July 16, 2012

Cold, smooth and creamy yogurt lassi made with fresh sweet peaches and a refreshing zing of fresh lime juice — perfect for beating the summer heat

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Ingredients:
  • 4 large or 6 medium ripe peaches, pitted
  • 1 1/2 cups ice cubes
  • juice from 1 lime
  • zest from 1/2 lime
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons honey
  • pinch of ground cardamom (optional)
  • 3 cups plain whole-fat yogurt
  • mint sprigs or slices of lime for garnish
Instructions:
  • Place all the ingredients in a large blender and process until smooth and frothy.

  • Pour into chilled glasses and serve with a sprig of fresh mint or a slice of lime for garnish.

Makes 5 cups or 2 large servings
peach lassi

Other fruit recipes you are sure to enjoy from Lisa's Vegetarian Kitchen:
Baked Blueberry & Peach Pancakes
Fresh Fruit and Berry Soup
Oat Mango Smoothie with Blackberries
Pear and Fig Whole Wheat Pancakes

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3 comments:

Anu said...

Nice cooler with a different combo.

Rachel Cotterill said...

Oh WOW. I love lassi, and this sounds like a perfect flavour combination :-)

bellini said...

It has been hot and even humid here in the wild wild west. I anise refreshing cool drink would be more than welcome.