Susie Middleton

A generous hit of fresh ginger and ground cardamom – and a light hand with the
honey – makes this cool, fruity lassi a nice change-up from a sweet, heavy smoothie.
Use a rasp-style microplane grater to finely grate the fresh ginger; you’ll get the pulp and the juice for stronger flavor.

Serves 2 to 3

  • 1 heaping cup sliced fresh strawberries (about 5 ounces)
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 4 to 5 ice cubes
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated fresh ginger (or 1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh ginger)
  • Ground cardamom
  • Salt
  • Local honey

In a blender, combine the strawberries, yogurt, ice cubes, milk, water, and ginger. Add two or three big pinches of cardamom, a pinch of salt, and 1 teaspoon honey. Blend on high until frothy. Taste and add more cardamom and/or more honey as desired. Blend again until frothy. Pour into chilled glasses and serve right away.

This recipe was originally published with the article, Cultural Exchange.