Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Turkish Cucumber And Yogurt Salad (Cacik)

This is a quick and easy throw-together salad. It is a perfect side dish for a summer lunch or dinner.

1 cup plain yogurt
2 tbsp finely snipped fresh mint leaves or 1/2 tsp dried mint
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 clove garlic, minced
Salt and pepper to taste
2 medium cucumbers, thinly sliced

In a medium bowl, stir together the yogurt, mint, lemon juice, garlic, salt and pepper. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate, 1 hour. 
Drain cucumbers for a few minutes on pepper towels.  Place in a serving dish and and pour chilled yogurt over the cucumbers. 


  1. Lovely. This would be so nice on a hot day. Thanks for sharing.

  2. This salad is very refreshing, indeed.