Tzaziki (Youghurt and garlic) recipe

Tzaziki (Youghurt and garlic) recipe

Cacik is a very popular dish, refreshing in summer and  can be made in many various ways. It can be made very thick to serve as a dipping or with rice dishes. Some people prefer to make it thin by blending it with some ice cold water and consume it as a drink. You can even make it as a sauce to drizzle over vegetables or salads.


  • 1 Tablespoon Dried Mint
  • 2 cups or (16 ounces) Yogurt
    (Use European yoghurt or make more of a thicker texture; or  use plain yogurt for a thinner
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped dill
  • 2 cucumbers, diced ( No need to peel)
  • 1/2-1 Tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Black pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 Clove Garlic (Crushed)


Crush the garlic, and bring to a mixing bowl.

Add the yogurt, cucumbers, salt, black pepper, and dill.

Mix in thoroughly with a spoon, (but be careful not to over mix as it can easily water down the yogurt).

Taste and add more salt if desired.

Transfer the yogurt on to a serving bowl, and garnish with the dried mint and drizzle the olive oil on top.

You can play with the amount of water you use to make a thicker cacik

You can play with the amount of water you use to make a thicker cacik

Afiyet olsun !

*You can serve it immediately; however it is best that you cover the yogurt with food wrap, and refrigerate before serving.

This article originally appeared on EverythingTurkish

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