Tarator an excellent cold soup

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  Tarator an excellent cold soup

Tarator is a Bulgarian cold cucumber soup is made with yogurt, walnuts and dill. This is a no-cook refreshing summer offering that also can be left thicker and served as a dip.

How to prepare an excellent tarator?

Ingredients:
2 cucumbers(about 5-6 inches long), grated or finely chopped
1 garlic clove, finely grated or minced( you can easily add more, if you like)
8 walnut halves, finely grated or minced (optional)
1 cup yoghurt( I love using Mountain High Yoghurt)
dill to taste, preferably fresh*
salt to taste
black pepper to taste
pinch or 2 of cayenne pepper, optional
oil, to taste( sunflower, walnut, etc….I used olive oil)
1/2 cup water(+/-), to thin out the soup
a pinch of sugar ( totally optional, but I find it balances the tartness of the yoghurt)

Preparation:
Grate the cucumbers, garlic and walnuts. Add yogurt and mix to combine. Add seasoning( dill, salt, pepper and cayenne(if using)) Thin out the soup by adding some cold water.

Drizzle a bit of oil (this brings it all together) and mix again. Adjust seasoning and refrigerate for at least half hour. 

Serve with a sprinkle of extra chopped walnuts, dill and a few drops of oil.

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