Rating: 4.86 stars
7 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

This is an extremely popular summertime dish in Bulgaria. It serves as a replacement for salad or appetizers. It tastes similar to tzatziki, so it's a very bright-flavored, cooling, and refreshing dish!

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Recipe Summary test

prep:
15 mins
additional:
30 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
5
Yield:
5 servings
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Ingredients

5
Original recipe yields 5 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place cucumbers in a large bowl. Whisk yogurt in a separate bowl using a fork until yogurt is smooth and liquefied; pour over cucumbers. Add dill, garlic, oil, and salt to cucumber mixture; toss to coat. Stir in enough water to reach desired consistency. Refrigerate until chilled, at least 30 minutes.

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  • Ladle soup into serving bowls; add about 2 ice cubes to each bowl.

Cook's Notes:

Balkan-style yogurt is best. Optionally, a few tablespoons of crushed walnuts or toasted almond slices may be added as a garnish or on the side.

Nutrition Facts

90 calories; protein 5.5g; carbohydrates 10.2g; fat 3.4g; cholesterol 5.4mg; sodium 67.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (7)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/30/2014
You can add crushed walnuts on top:). Very tasty! Read More
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7 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
01/29/2014
You can add crushed walnuts on top:). Very tasty! Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
09/29/2015
Making it the night before lets the flavors mingle longer, and it frees up time! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/08/2021
This is not a classic recipe. You have to use 1 large English type cucumber per one yoghurt container, 1 tbsp fresh finely minced dill, 2 tbsp finely minced walnuts, 1 tbsp vinegar, 1-2 tbsp olive oil, 1 tsp salt. 2 cups water. Served cold, can be matched to meat entree, stuffed peppers, etc. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/18/2018
I cut the garlic in half and it was still strong. My garlic was just too strong. I added more yogurt and water. It was very good. Very easy to make. We are serving it at a dinner BBQ on Sunday Read More