Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins
There's a wonderful Turkish restaurant I started to frequent, and I tried a dish called cacik. I loved it so much I tried to create a version at home. It's versatile enough to halve or double, and is a great vegetable dip for parties or just to make a little for an afternoon snack with some pitas or crackers. I like this with cucumber slices and warm pitas! The restaurant's recipe used half labne and half plain yogurt, but I used just Greek yogurt and it came out fine. Fresh mint and dill would be optimal though I only had dried on hand. The measurements are guesses since except for the salt, I just eyeballed everything else.
- 16 ounces Greek yogurt
- 1 kirby cucumber
- 1 teaspoon dried dill
- 1⁄2 teaspoon dried mint
- 1⁄2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 pinch garlic powder
- Finely dice the cucumber into many little pieces. A food chopper is good for this.
- Mix everything together in a mixing bowl, then serve. Dip usually lasts about 3-4 days in the fridge, though it doesn't survive long around me if there's fresh cucumbers and yummy pitas!
Very nice variation on the theme of raita/tzatziki! Particularly liked the combination of dill and mint. Thanks for posting!