Turkish (or Greek) yogurt
Dried or finely chopped herbsoptional
Cacik (pronounced “djadjek”) is the twin of the Greek tzatziki or the Iranian mast o khiar. You can garnish your Cacik with dried mint or finely chopped dill. It is a true classic of Turkish cuisine, often present in Mezze, it also accompanies meat dishes or kebab.
Preparation of the Cucumber
Wash and possibly peel the cucumber and grate it into a large bowl. Add salt and let it drain for about 30 minutes.
Add your 300 grams of yogurt to a large bowl. Peel your two cloves of garlic and crush them with salt, mix well with the yogurt until the garlic is incorporated evenly.
Add your grated cucumber and mix well. Add some dried or finely chopped herbs (mint, dill...) and sprinkle with olive oil.
Taste your Cacik
And that's it! Your homemade Turkish Cacik is now ready to be enjoyed! Serve it fresh with a little bread or as a side dish with meat and kebab. Enjoy your meal!