Do you like Tzatziki sauce? Well, imagine it is a soup, I mean really cold soup. Balkan countries prepare it for hundreds of years; it is really refreshing when it’s 100 F outside. I prepare it every summer
So, what do you need?
2 large cucumbers or 1 English cucumber
1 can of yoghurt
3-4 stems of dill
1 clove of garlic
Walnuts (you will be adding them in the end, so it’s up to you how much)
1 oz. of ether olive, vegetable oil, but the best sunflower oil (this is what I use)
Ice cold water
Sweet paprika - you can do without it, but it counter -acts the sourness of the yoghurt if you add it in
Clean the cucumbers from skin and seeds, you can ether slice them really fine or grind them to little pc's.
Cut the dill really fine
Chop the clove of garlic, if you can do almost paste like – the best
Mix cucumber, salt, oil, garlic and dill
Mix yoghurt with ice water 3:1, mix really well until smooth
Add the mixture of cucumber, oil, garlic, dill and salt, mix well.
Check for salt
Put in refrigerator overnight. If you do not have time to cool it overnight, just reduce cold water and add some crushed ice to it, it will melt into yoghurt and make it cold
Before serving, mix one more time until it’s smooth.
Serve in a dish the way it is, but you can add crushed walnut and sweet paprika in moderation. They add extra level of texture(the nuts) and taste ( sweet paprika mellows the yoghurt a little bit)