Grilled Cucumber and Yogurt Drink
One medium-size cucumber, cut in half-inch thick slices
Half cup of plain yogurt
Six to eight mint leaves
Vegetable cooking oil spray
Four cups of cool water
Salt and pepper to taste.
Preheat the grill to medium-high. Coat cucumber with cooking oil spray. Grill for approximately 6 minutes, turning the sides occasionally. Remove and let cool. In a blender, add cucumber, mint leaves and half-cup of water. Blend into smooth paste. Add yogurt, remaining water, salt and pepper and blend again to make a refreshing drink for great digestion and delighting the soul.
Important note: Not all food ingredients and recipes are suitable to everyone. If you are allergic to some ingredients, avoid using them.
Tip: It is much easier to clean the barbeque when it is hot. Using a long-handled wire brush, clean the grill rack before and after the use.
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