Lird’s Cacık (cucumber, mint and garlic yoghurt)

Lird’s Cacık (cucumber, mint and garlic yoghurt)
Created by: Lird

This is another turkish recipe that is often had as a mezze(starter) and goes perfectly with my Lird Burgers (Turkish Köfte). Cacık is pronounced jajuk (with a hard j as in jam).

250g of greek yoghurt;
a chunk of cucumber cut into small cubes;
juice of half a lemon;
1 or 2 cloves of garlic, crushed;
leaves off a couple of sprigs of mint, finely chopped;
Salt and pepper to taste.

Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl and enjoy!

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0 thoughts on “Lird’s Cacık (cucumber, mint and garlic yoghurt)

  • 13th August 2010 at 4:56 am

    I had this in Turkey nearly every day, i love it!! The mezze out there are really nice… One day our mezze included this yoghurt dish, then a cold type of ratatoui (can’t spell it!) a salad of mixed herbs and fresh tomatoes like a salsa, olives and cheese…. I like Turkey, it’s very very THD friendly!
    I lived on Turkish Breakfasts!

    I go 3 times a year and love it!

  • 13th August 2010 at 4:56 am

    It is wonderful isn’t it! I have been travelling out there for 27 years now and love the country, the people and of course the food. I have had some of my Turkish recipes passed on from family & I will add some more of these on here soon. Others I get from Turkish recipe books which means I unfortunately can’t submit them here, though I wholeheartedly recommend you get some Turkish cookbooks if you haven’t already.

  • 13th August 2010 at 4:56 am

    This is lovely Lird – being of Indian origin I do an Asian version where by I use natural yoghurt, swop the parsley for chopped coriander and add a couple of teaspoons of ground cumin powder and stir well (you might want to try 1 teaspoon of cumin to start – I like mine quite strong tasting). This is lovely with any type of curry.

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