Tarator - Albanian Cucumber Yogurt Sauce

4
Servings
15m
Prep Time
0m
Cook Time
15m
Ready In


"A traditional recipe from the Balkans. In this case, it's from Albania. Same thing as Tzatziki Sauce in Greece."

Original recipe yields 4 servings
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Nutritional

  • Serving Size: 1 (163.7 g)
  • Calories 130.9
  • Total Fat - 7.6 g
  • Saturated Fat - 1.1 g
  • Cholesterol - 4.3 mg
  • Sodium - 324.1 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 7.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1 g
  • Sugars - 3.6 g
  • Protein - 9.7 g
  • Calcium - 156.3 mg
  • Iron - 0.8 mg
  • Vitamin C - 2.8 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

Grate the unpeeled cucumber into a bowl. Add a bit of salt and mix with your (clean) hands. Let stand for 15 minutes, then press out as much moisture as you can, using a colander. DO NOT RINSE. Return grated cucumber to the bowl.

Step 2

Add the garlic, salt, olive oil, and vinegar.

Step 3

In a separate bowl, thin the yogurt with a bit of the water. It should be fairly thick - don't make it too thin. You probably won't use the entire 1/4 cup of water.

Step 4

Pour the yogurt into the cucumbers and stir to combine. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for about an hour before serving.

Step 5

To serve, put in small bowls and drizzle a bit of olive oil over the top. Garnish with some fresh chopped dill. Can be used as a dip for raw vegetables or as a sauce for grilled fish or meats.

Tips & Variations


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