During the summer, my family loves having soup to eat. It is a delicious meal, full with all those beneficial to your health vegetables and soup is very easy to eat usually (having in mind my little fussy eaters).
Today I am presenting one very easy to do recipe for the whole family – plain yoghurt cold soup. It is very traditional for the country I come from and it is called Tarator.
If you like tzatziki, then you would probably like this soup as well. It tastes a lot like tzatziki, but being a soup makes it really nice to have it together with your main dish, it adds liveliness and goes well almost with all of the summer meals you probably prepare anyway – recipes using courgettes, peppers, tomatoes, aubergines, etc.
I have had this cold soup since I was a very little child. In my family, preparing this soup during the summer is very traditional. My mum might not have prepared other soups in the warm months of the year, but there was always tarator – to help us freshen up in the heat.
I hope you like it too.
500gr plain yoghurt pot
3-4 garlic gloves, cut very finely and
½ cucumber, cut in small cubes
salt and dill
In a pot put the garlic and cucumber, add salt and dill (as much as you would like, according to your taste) and mix well
You can add a little bit of oil (2-3 tbsp) and mix well with the cucumber, garlic and condiments
Put the plain yoghurt and water – fill the yoghurt container with water and add it in portions until you reach your desired thickness (I add between one and two water-filled yoghurt containers)
My mum used to add chopped walnuts to this cold soup. They add not only texture, but taste lovely as well.
Keep the soup in the fridge at least for a few hours before serving, serve cold.
Have a cool summer and enjoy your meal times!
Have you had any other cold soups before? Do you like it or you think soups should be eaten warm?
Share with me your favourite summer soups recipes – hot and cold, just leave a comment below.