Total Time
3hrs 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 3 hrs

All the fresh herbs make this cold soup marvelously refreshing. Key ingredient is raisins. Absolutely perfect if you have an herb garden; otherwise, for those of us who don't, a little expensive to prepare (unless you have use for all those extra fresh herbs) but great on the tastebuds and wonderfully aromatic nevertheless. Substitute dried for fresh if fresh herbs unavailable. I prepared this for a 3-day July 4th weekend. Cut out of an article in the NY Times, adapted from Najmieh Batmanglij, a Thai chef living in the U.S., but she described this as a Persian soup. Cooking time is chilling time.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine all ingredients except the last three. Mix thoroughly with 1 cup water.
  2. Refrigerate several hours or overnight.
  3. Just before serving stir in rose petals and add a few ice cubes. Garnish with additional mint and pita bread croutons.


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Made & reviewed for ZWT 4 ~ Kumquat's Kookin Kaboodles! I was looking for something cool & refreshing for lunch today & this was just PERFECT! Easy to make, super tasty & healthy too - what more can you ask for?! Thanks Kumquat for another winning recipe!

Um Safia June 05, 2008

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