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Saturday, April 21, 2012

Cacik/Tzaziki (Turkish Yogart Dip)

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.

One of my favorites of all time. Goes with alot of other dishes....so good.

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