Easy and refreshing, Tarator is the perfect soup for the hot summer days!
Servings: 4 people
- 1 large cucumber seedless
- 2 cups / / 500 ml plain yogurt
- 2 cups/ 500 ml cold water
- 1 garlic clove finely chopped
- 2 tbsp olive oil see notes
- 1-2 tbsp fresh dill chopped
- 1-2 tbsp walnuts ground or chopped (optional)
- salt to taste
Peel the cucumbers (optionally) and chop them finely. Remove any seeds, if you find such.
In a large bowl combine yogurt and water. Mix very well with a fork or with a whisk to remove any lumps from the yogurt. Add oil and salt and mix again.
Add the cucumbers and the garlic to the yogurt mixture and stir.
Serve in bowls sprinkled with fresh dill and walnuts.
- The quantity of the water is approximate and depends on how you like your soup - thinner or thicker. In case you use Greek yogurt, which is thicker than the Bulgarian, you may add some more water to achieve soup consistency.
- You can also use sunflower oil (most common in Bulgaria) or other flavourless vegetable oil.
- Some people like tarator with a lot of dill but it is acceptable to skip it if you don’t like this spice.