5 from 2 votes

Cacik Turkish Yogurt and Cucumber

Cacik is a staple of a Turkish Kitchen. This delicious mixture of yogurt and cucumber is perfect for warm days as a light appetizer or side dish. 

Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine Turkish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 170 kcal
Author Shadi HasanzadeNemati


  • 2 cups plain yogurt
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 Persian cucumbers or mini cucumbers
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp dried mint
  • 1 tbsp olive oil


  1. Whisk the yogurt in a large bowl to make sure it's smooth. Add water to the yogurt and whisk until it's completely incorporated. 

  2. Grate the cucumbers in another bowl and if they're too watery, squeeze out the excess water. If they're not too watery, add the directly to the yogurt and water. 

  3. Mix well and add garlic, salt and dried mint. Taste and add more salt if needed. 

  4. Chill cacik yogurt and cucumber in the fridge for 30 minutes before serving. 

  5. To serve, divide it between 4 bowls and top each with a little bit of olive oil. 

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