Taratur is a traditional Macedonian meal, usually served as an appetizer or salad. It generally includes yogurt, fermented milk or sour cream, cucumbers and garlic. I usually prepare it with sour cream. The following recipe is for 4 people.

  •  2 cucumbers
  •  500 g sour cream, fermented milk or for more liquid version-yogurt
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 cloves fresh garlic
  • 50 g nuts (optional)
  • 10-20 g olive oil (optional)
  • parsley (for decoration, optional)
  1. Wash cucumbers, then peel. Chop them finely. Put them in a bowl and add salt.
  2. Pour sour cream (yogurt) and add chopped garlic. Mix well. I add olive oil on top.
  3. Add oil and crushed nuts optionally. Put the mixture into a large serving bowl. Decorate with parsley.
Serve cold. Combine with Macedonian rakija :)