Tarator is a delicious and refreshing Bulgarian summer soup made with yogurt, cucumber, dill and garlic. I know the taste of raw garlic can be overpowering for some people, but I personally love its pungency. Still, you might not want to eat this soup before you go on a date or to an important meeting!
Chilled Cucumber-Yogurt Soup (Tarator) (serves 4-6)
- 2 cups of plain yogurt
- 2 cups of water
- Half of an English cucumber, shredded or chopped
- Half cup of fresh dill, chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 tbsp of olive oil
- Salt, to taste
- Handful of walnuts, chopped (optional)
In a medium-sized bowl, combine the yogurt and water. Add the shredded cucumber and stir well.
Add all other ingredients, and stir well to combine. Taste and adjust seasoning, if needed. Serve immediately.