Tuesday, April 28, 2015


         Tarator is a Bulgarian cold soup also known in Albania, Turkey, Macedonia, Greece and any cuisines of the former Ottoman Empire.  It is especially popular in the hot summer because it is served chilled and is also known as lequid salad.  The main engredients include plain yogurt, cucumber, dill, garlic and in some countries it is made with tahini.  If you want to immerse yourself in a cultural experience this is your recipe.  Also try this as a dry salad when you take out the water. It is great for dips and also great with seafood.  Tarator is not only refreshing and full of flavors but it is also so healthy for you! 


16 oz plain yogurt

1 medium english cucumber, grated or finly cubed  

1 medium clove of garlic, minced  

1 Tbs walnuts chopped 

1 Tbs fresh dill

1 tsp sunflower or olive oil 

1 teaspoon salt 

1 1/2 cups water 


In a medium bowl crush the minced garlic. Add the grated cucumber, dill, salt and walnuts. Stir well. 

Add the yogurt. Stir. Add the water and oil at last. Stir well. If you prefer, you may add more water to the desired consistency. Also add more salt if you wish it to be saltier. Enjoy!

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