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Tarator: Bulgarian Cucumber Soup

This traditional Bulgarian soup is served chilled, it has a plain yogurt base, and its ingredients include chopped cucumbers, fresh dill, fresh garlic, olive oil, and finely chopped walnuts.

Tarator Ingredients
- 1 Cucumber
- 2 Cups of Plain Yogurt
- 1/2 Teaspoon of Fresh Garlic, Finely Chopped
- 2 Tablespoons of Olive Oil
- 1 Tablespoon of Fresh Dill, Finely Chopped
- 1-1/2 Teaspoons of Salt
- 1/3 Cup of Walnuts, Finely Chopped

Traditional Bulgarian Cucumber Soup

Tarator Instructions
Peel cucumber and remove its seeds. Chip into 1/4 inch piecesand sprinkle it with 1/2 teaspoon of the salt. Let sit at room temperature about 15 minutes. Rinse the cucumber in a sieve using cold water, drain off the water, and spread it on paper towels to dry. Mixed the cucumber with the yogurt, walnuts, dill, garlic, and 1 teaspoon of salt in a deep and toss together. Stir in the olive oil one teaspoon at a time, blending well before adding the nedt teaspoon. Pour the soup into four soup bowls and chill it for a least one hour. Some cooks add 1/4 cup fo crushed ice to beach bowl before serving, VARIATION: Some recipes include vinegar.

More About Bulgarian Cucumber Soup (Tarator)
- Wikipedia Introduction to Tarator

For more European recipes see Recipes From Europe. For information about visiting Bulgaria see our Bulgaria Travel Guide.

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