Cacık is an authentic Turkish side dish that is usually consumed with starchy food.


  • 1 medium cucumber peeled and grated (grate on the large holes of your grater) 
  • 1 cup of plain yogurt
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 tbsp of extra-virgin olive oil 
  • 1 tsp dry mint 
  • 1 clove of garlic (mashed) 
  • ½ tsp of salt


In a bowl first combine yogurt and water. Whisk until you get a smooth texture. Add cucumber, garlic, salt and dry mint and stir well. Top with olive oil. Serve in small bowls for single servings. 

Filiz Arslan

Ramadan 1442 / April 2021