Yogurt Sauce Or Dip with Cucumber & Dill

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"In Albania, this sauce/dip is named "Tarator" and is refreshing to serve along with your meal or as a dip to be served as an appetizer. It is very popular in Albania, particularly during the summertime. Source: Mimi"

Original recipe yields 6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (111.2 g)
  • Calories 79.5
  • Total Fat - 4.8 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0.7 g
  • Cholesterol - 2.8 mg
  • Sodium - 418.6 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 3.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.3 g
  • Sugars - 2.4 g
  • Protein - 6.1 g
  • Calcium - 69.8 mg
  • Iron - 0.2 mg
  • Vitamin C - 3 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step 1

In a bowl mix cucumbers, garlic, sea salt olive oil, and vinegar. In the absence of cucumbers, thick-sliced fried zucchini can be used along with chopped fried or roasted red peppers with the skin peeled off.

Step 2

Meanwhile, in a separate bowl thin the yogurt with cold water not to thin but not to thick. Personally, I like it more on the thicker side. You can also use your own homemade yogurt.

Step 3

At this point pour in the mixture from the first bowl and mix them all together.

Step 4

Serve in small bowls and drizzle 2 teaspoons of olive oil.

Step 5

Lastly, garnish with fresh chopped dill. Put in the refrigerator for half an hour to an hour to chill.

Step 6

This can be paired with grilled fish or meats and vegetables. Enjoy!

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.