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    Tarator - Bulgarian Cold Cucumber Soup

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    Total Time:

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    20 mins

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    Nelka's Note:

    This cold soup is among Bulgarians favorite foods for the summer. 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. Most men here say it goes great with a glass of cold rakiya (Bulgarian grape or fruit brandy) or Ouzo.

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    Ingredients:

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Cut the cucumbers into cubes and put them in a bowl. You may aslo grate them but it changes the look and the consistency.
    2. 2
      Beat the yogurt with a fork until it gets liquid and pour it over the cucumbers.
    3. 3
      Add the crushed garlic, the walnuts and the minced dill as well as salt and oil to taste.
    4. 4
      If needed add some water to make the soup as liquid as you like but take care not to make it too "thin".
    5. 5
      Put into the refrigerator to cool or add ice cubes.
    6. 6
      Serve cold.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on July 15, 2013

      As a Bulgarian I would say: make it as it is. Do not fry the garlic, it's a healthy and delish recipe why ruin it, and do not blend it. But, that's just me. It is my all time favorite soup. Well done, Nelke.

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    • on August 16, 2009

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      I really love this simple and refreshing side dish. I usually prefer it thicker, as a salad versus a soup. I recommend eating it immediately upon preparing it because I find the garlic flavor becomes too strong by the next day. I guess an alternative to this would be to soak the cucumbers and sliced garlic in salt water or several hours (like a wilted cucumber salad) then drain thoroughly, toss out the garlic and then add the yogurt, dill and walnuts. Just a thought to make leftovers less "leftover" :-)

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    • on May 14, 2014

      Super easy and delicious! Don't change a thing, make it as is and enjoy on a hot summer day.

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    Nutritional Facts for Tarator - Bulgarian Cold Cucumber Soup

    Serving Size: 1 (187 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 3

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 136.2
     
    Calories from Fat 50
    37%
    Total Fat 5.6 g
    8%
    Saturated Fat 3.5 g
    17%
    Cholesterol 21.6 mg
    7%
    Sodium 81.1 mg
    3%
    Total Carbohydrate 16.0 g
    5%
    Dietary Fiber 1.0 g
    4%
    Sugars 11.1 g
    44%
    Protein 7.2 g
    14%

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    fresh dill

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