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Chicken Skewers with Cucumber-Garlic Yogurt Sauce {Taratur} - So delicious and incredibly flavorful marinated grilled chicken skewers served with a side of Cucumber-Garlic Yogurt Sauce, also known as Taratur. Get the recipe on diethood.com


Katerina | Diethood
Taratur - Taratur is a traditional Macedonian summer side dish prepared with yogurt, cucumbers, and garlic.
Servings : 4 servings
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins


  • 1 cucumber chopped
  • 4 cloves of garlic minced
  • salt to taste
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/4 cup walnuts ground
  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon mint leaves or a teaspoon of dried mint


  • Chop up the cucumbers and try to absorb as much of the moisture as possible by drying off the cucumber pieces with a paper towel.
  • Place the cucumbers in a bowl.
  • Mince the garlic and add it to the cucumbers.
  • Sprinkle on the salt and mix it all together.
  • Pour in the yogurt. If the yogurt is not thick enough, you can use 1/2 cup of sour cream and 1/2 cup of yogurt - blend them well before you pour the yogurt over the cucumber mixture.
  • Mix it all well and top it with the ground walnuts.
  • Sprinkle on the olive oil and add the mint.
  • Chill before serving it in an individual cup-sized bowl.


Calories: 106 kcal | Carbohydrates: 8 g | Protein: 5 g | Fat: 6 g | Cholesterol: 1 mg | Sodium: 49 mg | Potassium: 302 mg | Fiber: 1 g | Sugar: 5 g | Vitamin A: 55 IU | Vitamin C: 3.9 mg | Calcium: 145 mg | Iron: 0.5 mg | Net Carbs: 7 g

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Macedonian