Turkish yogurt dip (Cacik/Tzaziki)
Cacik is a very popular dish, refreshing in summer and can be made in many various ways. It can be made very thick to serve as a dipping or with rice dishes. Some people prefer to make it thin by blending it with some ice cold water and consume it as a drink. You can even make it as a sauce to drizzle over vegetables or salads.
1 Tablespoon Dried Mint
2 cups or (16 ounces) Yogurt
(Use European yoghurt or make more of a thicker texture; or use plain yogurt for a thinner
1/3 cup finely chopped dill
2 cucumbers, diced ( No need to peel)
1/2-1 Tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Black pepper
1 Tablespoon olive oil
1 Clove Garlic (Crushed)
Crush the garlic, and bring to a mixing bowl.
Add the yogurt, cucumbers, salt, black pepper, and dill.
Mix in thoroughly with a spoon, (but be careful not to over mix as it can easily water down the yogurt).
Taste and add more salt if desired.
Transfer the yogurt on to a serving bowl, and garnish with the dried mint and drizzle the olive oil on top.
*You can serve it immediately; however it is best that you cover the yogurt with food wrap, and refrigerate before serving.