Cold cucumber soup with dill

Tarator is a cold soup popular in the summertime in Bulgaria, the Republic of Macedonia, Albania, southeastern Serbia, Turkey, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, and in Cyprus (where it is known as Ttalattouri). It is made of yogurt, cucumber, garlic, walnut, dill, vegetable oil, and water and is served chilled or even with ice.


  • 800 ml yoghurt
  • 3-4 fermented cucumbers
  • 2-300 ml of their juice
  • 2-3 green onions
  • 4-5 cloves garlic
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Black peppers
  • Finely cut fresh dills

Finely chop the onions and crush the garlic cloves. Mix them with the salt and the pepper. After about 10 minutes, mix in the chopped cucumbers, the cucumber juice, the yoghurt and a dash of black peppers, and chill the soup. Sprinkle dills over the top when serving.

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