Spas (soup)

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Spas (Armenian: Սպաս) is a yoghurt-based soup.[1][2] It is a traditional dish in Armenia.[1][2] It can be served hot or cold.[1][2] Besides yoghurt (or matzoon), the main ingredient is hulled wheat (i.e. with husks removed), or rice.[1][2]

An egg or egg yolk is included, to prevent the yoghurt from curdling.[3]

Sometimes a green leaf vegetable such as spinach is added, or herbs (usually coriander or mint[1]) are used as a garnish, and when hot it can be served with meatballs included.[4]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Armenian Yogurt Soup Spas - Սպաս". Heghineh Cooking Show. 25 October 2015.
  2. ^ a b c d "Armenian Yogurt Soup (Spas)". Peace Corps. Retrieved 15 May 2018.
  3. ^ "Yoghurt, mint and barley soup (spas)". Food. 25 April 2014. Retrieved 15 May 2018.
  4. ^ Menu, 'Abovyan 12' restaurant, Yerevan, Armenia, accessed 15 May 2018