Turkish Yogurt With Cucumbers and Herbs (Cacık)

Plain yogurt is a staple in Turkish cuisine. It’s used for everything from appetizers and salads to soups, toppings, and desserts.

‘Cacık’ (JAH’- juck), or yogurt with cucumbers and herbs, is yet another Turkish favorite made with yogurt. ‘Cacık’ is a very simple dish that’s served cold. It’s eaten with a spoon, like soup, but it’s enjoyed before or during the meal in place of a salad.

Try it at your next barbecue or casual meal by adding a small bowl of ice-cold ‘cacık’ next to each place setting. Garnish each bowl with a few drops of olive oil and a sprig of fresh dill weed or mint.


  • 2 cups natural plain yogurt 200 ml cold water
  • 4 cucumbers
  • 2 cloves of garlic Fresh dill
  • Salt, dried mint, olive oil

How To Make Cacık

1- Peel and grate 4 cucumbers.

2- In a large bowl, whisk 2 cups of natural plain yogurt with 200 ml of cold water.

3- Add in 2 cloves of crushed garlic and grated cucumbers.

4- Add a handful of finely chopped fresh dill, salt and dried mint.

5- Mix well and pour into small serving bowls.

6- Drizzle olive oil on top, decorate with dried and fresh mint and serve.

7- Enjoy!

Önerilen makaleler

Bir yanıt yazın

E-posta adresiniz yayınlanmayacak. Gerekli alanlar * ile işaretlenmişlerdir