cool refreshing Bulgarian cucumber soup

Posted by on April 15, 2015 in recipes, soups | Comments Off on cool refreshing Bulgarian cucumber soup

bulgarian soup

After forty days of fasting from meat, it might be disappointing to see a vegetarian recipe, but this soup is soooo delicious.   We have a really wonderful friend from Bulgaria who brought this over for Pascha.  This is a great no cook soup – perfect for a warm sunny day.  The cucumbers and dill make it light and fresh, but then the walnuts add a richness to an already delicious soup.

One note – this recipe is made from a homemade yogurt, which has a soupier consistency, but really rich flavor.  If you buy store bought then stay away from greek yogurt, because it has had all the whey strained out – which is why it is so thick.  Look for Seven Stars plain yogurt and make sure you buy full fat…. harder to find, but better for you.

Bulgarian Cucumber Soup

Ingredients

  • 1 large fresh cucumber, shredded through a large holed grater
  • 2 small garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ cup fresh dill, finely chopped
  • 2½ cups plain yogurt
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • approximately ⅓ cup water
  • 2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, finely chopped

Directions

Place all ingredients (except water) into large bowl and stir well to incorporate.  Add water until you get desired consistency… like a thin pea soup.

Serve chilled.