Tarator Recipe (Cold Summer Soup)
½ Cucumber, peeled
1 ½ cups plain greek yogurt
A few cloves garlic
Salt to taste
Optional: Dill and walnuts
Mince the garlic very finely and chop the cucumber into tiny pieces.
Add the yogurt, garlic and cucumber to a bowl.
Season with some salt (not too much at this point) and mix all the ingredients.
Add a little bit of water at a time and mix until you reach your desired consistency. Taste for seasoning.
Optional: add dill and chopped up walnuts.
Keep refrigerated until you’re ready to serve.
Tarator is a very popular summer soup in Bulgaria and some other eastern European countries. It is very similar to tzatziki sauce. During a hot summer day, tarator is a perfect light meal that is refreshing, healthy and hydrating. When it comes to proportions you really don’t need to measure anything. Just try it out and figure out what consistency you prefer. Maybe more cucumber and less water…it doesn’t matter! This soup is virtually impossible to mess up. As Chef John would say, you’re the boss of your tarator!
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Good morning lovely people :)
I love eating muesli or oatmeal for breakfast. But today I felt like eating some refreshing Cold Yogurt Cucumber Soup called Tarator (it’s a bulgarian dish)
Ingredients - 1/3 grated or chopped cucumbers, 200 grams yogurt (bulgarian or greek), water- (the thickness is down to taste and also depends on how flavorful the yogurt you are using is), some fresh dill and 1/2 tsp vinegar.
(Optional) You can also add : salt on taste, 1/2 tsp oil, garlic, crushed walnuts , actually water is optional too
This cold soup is among Bulgarians favorite foods for the summer. Because it’s served cold (sometimes even with ice cubes) and it’s very refreshing on a hot day. It is served as a first course instead of a salad or between meals as refreshment. You might even see it served in a glass.
*here it looks far more delicious than the one on my picture :D*
Having a great day?