Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Cacik (Tzatziki)

Cacik, also known as tzatziki, is a dish of seasoned, strained or diluted yogurt, eaten throughout the former Ottoman Countries.The ultimate source of the word cacık is uncertain. It is possibly a loanword from the Armenian cacıg, meaning cucumber.

This recipe is for 5 people.


  • Greek Yogurt
  • 1/2 cucumber
  • Fresh dill
  • Fresh mint
  • 2 teaspoons dry mint
  • 2 teaspoons oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic


Grate cucumber, chop fresh dill and mint and mince garlic.
Take a large bowl add yogurt first, then cucumber and mix them. Add garlic, fresh dill and mint and mix again. Then add dry mint, oregano and salt. After you mix them all, take it to the bowl that you will be serving and spill olive oil evenly on the surface and sprinkle some more dry mint.You can decorate with fresh mint as well.