Turkish Cucumbers with Yogurt Recipe: Cacık

How to Make Turkish Cucumbers with Yogurt

Serves 4-6


  • 5 cups plain yogurt
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 tablespoon dried mint
  • 3 cucumbers, grated or finely diced
  • 8-10 fresh mint leaves
  • olive oil


Beat together the yogurt, garlic, and salt until smooth. Add the dried mint, cucumber, and 1 cup cold water and mix well. Pour the mixture into individual serving bowls. Garnish with fresh mint leaves and a few drops of olive oil. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour. Serve very cold.