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Authentic Bulgarian Tarator recipe

Authentic Tarator recipe

This cold and refreshing cucumber soup is a great choice for the hot summer.
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Soup
Cuisine Bulgarian
Servings 4


  • Cutting board
  • Sharp knife
  • Large bowl


  • 1½  lb Bulgarian yogurt
  • 1 large cucumber  (peeled and deseeded)
  • 3 oz walnuts (finely chopped or grounded)
  • 3 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 bunch dill (finely chopped)
  • salt
  • black pepper


  • Peel the cucumbers and cut into small cubes.
  • Add the yogurt to a large bowl and stir until it is smooth. Then add the cucumbers and continue stirring.
  • Pour in half a liter of cold water to the bowl and stir again.
  • Add the oil, garlic, half of the walnuts, half of the dill, black pper and. stir
  • Then sprinkle on top ground walnuts and finely chopped dill. Season with a little sunflower oil.
  •  Serve cold.


You can adjust the desired consistency by adding more or less water.
Contains walnuts, which can cause allergic reactions to some people.
Contains yogurt, which can cause allergic reactions to some people.
Keyword Cold, Quick & Easy