Cacık

Cacık

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Serves
4-6
Photographer
Lisa Cohen and William Meppem

Although cacık is a popular mezze dish in Turkey, it’s also served as an accompaniment to pastries, meat and rice dishes and can be diluted with ice-cold water to make a refreshing summer soup.

You’ll find cacık flavoured with all sorts of green herbs, but mint or dill are the most commonly used.

Cacık varies in consistency and can be very runny. It is usually made from ordinary natural yoghurt, so if you prefer it thicker, as we do, then use a thick Greek-style or tub-set variety.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
1 garlic clove
sea salt
500g thick natural yoghurt
2 2 lebanese cucumbers, seeded and grated (skin on)
1/3 cup dill, finely chopped
1 teaspoon dried mint
squeeze lemon juice

Method

  1. Crush the garlic with 1 teaspoon salt, then beat with the yoghurt, cucumber and herbs in a large bowl. Season with salt and lemon juice to taste. Chill, covered, until ready to eat.
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