Yogurt-Cucumber Salad with Mint


Preparation info
  • Makes About

    2 Cups

    • Difficulty


Appears in
The Barbecue Bible

By Steven Raichlen

Published 1998

  • About

Part dip and part salad, cacik (pronounced ja-jik) turns up on meze (hors d’oeuvre) platters throughout Turkey—not to mention in Greece, where it goes by the name of tzatziki. (I think of it as eastern Mediterranean guacamole.) There isn’t a more refreshing dish for warm weather than this cooling combination of yogurt, mint, and cucumber—a perfect dip for a summer cookout. For an exceptionally rich cacik, drain the yogurt for four hours, as described in Step 1. But don’