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A bowl with cold summer soup made of yogurt, cucumbers, dill, garlic, walnuts, and olive oil. Spoon inside the bowl. Fresh dill, walnuts, and garlic cloves behind the bowl.

Tarator - Traditional Bulgarian Cold Summer Soup

The best cold summer soup!
Course Appetizer, savory, Soup
Cuisine Bulgarian
Keyword cold soup, cold summer soup, soup, tarator
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Milena M


  • 2 Cucumbers Large
  • 4 Garlic cloves
  • Handful of fresh Dill
  • 50 g Walnuts Raw or roasted
  • 400 g Yogurt
  • 2 t Salt
  • 1/2 t Black Pepper
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil
  • 720 ml Water 3 Cups


  • Chop the cucumbers into small pieces. Finely chop the garlic, or use a garlic presser. Chop the dill and walnuts.
  • Add the yogurt, salt, and pepper. Mix everything. Then add the water and olive oil. Mix one more time.
  • Transfer to the fridge for at least an hour or till cold. Serve and enjoy.