Cacık (‘JAH’- juck) is a refreshing dish that can be served with grilled meats or as a meze. It makes a perfect accompaniment to spicy dishes and BBQ’s. It can also be made with thicker yoghurt (Suzme or Greek) and used as a dip.
Yoghurt with Cucumber (Cacık)
500 gr. plain yoghurt
2 medium size cucumbers
1 tsp salt
2-3 sprigs dill
1 tsp dried mint
1 clove of garlic (crushed)
2 tbsp olive oil
Peel the cucumbers and cut them into very small, thin pieces. Sprinkle with salt and leave to one side.
Put the yoghurt in a bowl. Beat it well with a fork or a whisk, slowly adding up to one cup of water.
Add the salted cucumbers and crushed garlic. Sprinkle with chopped dill and dried mint.
Slowly drizzle the olive oil on top.