Traditional Bulgarian yogurt cold soup
long cucumber, chopped or grated (we prefer
1 garlic clove, minced or smashed
4 cups yoghurt
1 cup water
1 teaspoon salt (we like it saltier)
1 tablespoon dill, finely chopped
4 big pecans, well crushed
3 teaspoons olive oil
Put all those together and mix well. When
ready garnish with olive oil (or other
Best when chilled.
Hint: Try it with no dills and pecans - Bulgarian restaurants favorite.
Tarator is a cold summer soup made of yogurt and cucumbers. It is served chilled. Local variations may replace yogurt with water and vinegar, omit nuts or dill, or add bread. The cucumbers may on rare occasions be replaced with lettuce or carrots.
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