Cacik (Turkish Yogurt soup)

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Most people know this as Tzatziki.  Greek yogurt sauce, but the Turks say the Greeks stole it from them.

Ingredients for multiple servings

  • 1 cucumber – deseeded
  • ½ tsp dill
  • 1 tsp mint (minced)
  • 1-2 CU plain yogurt
  • ± 1 tsp garlic to taste
  • scant black pepper
  • 1 TBL lemon juice
  • 1 tsp EVOO
  • pinch of salt

Step by Step

  1. Peel cucumber and scoop out seeds
  2. Slice cucumber into small pieces or slices
    (ALT: Grate cucumber)
  3. Add yogurt and spices
  4. Blend until smooth.
  5. Fold in cucumbers
  6. OPT: Mix in some crumbled feta cheese
  7. Refrigerate at least 3 hours to blend flavors
  8. Serve cold with a dusting of mint on top.

Notes We’ve always said “Kay Sick,” but when visiting in Istanbul, we were told that the proper way to say this is “Jay Jick”

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